If i could hover above earth for a couple hours, would I land in a different place?

#1
Just a question that's been bugging me for years. Any thoughts?

Edit: Make it like 12 hours. Lol
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If you hovered above the Earth and was able to stay stationary relative to the Earth, then yes, but I don't know how long is a couple hours so...
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If you were out of its atmospheric orbit, I would assume so.
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If you hovered above the Earth and was able to stay stationary relative to the Earth, then yes, but I don't know how long is a couple hours so...

Here's a hint, were he able to do this, 24 hours later he would reach his landing zone.
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It depends on how high you were. If you were out of the atmosphere then yes you would.

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It'd be cooler to have your liquids sucked out of your body from going too high....
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if u had absolutely zero horizontal motion, i think u would stay in the same place unless u were very far away and gravity didnt have much of an effect.

if u had any horizontal motion what so ever, then yes. see Coriolis effect.
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#9
Thats impossible.

You'd die from the lack of oxygen. I also seriously doubt you're an astronaught, so you'd be unable the go in space with the proper attire.

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Hover technically means you remain stationary so no you would land in a different spot.
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Thats impossible.

You'd die from the lack of oxygen. I also seriously doubt you're an astronaught, so you'd be unable the go in space with the proper attire.

And yes I take hypothetical questions seriously.

I think the question still applies if he's only hovering a few feet off the ground though.
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The Earth would be rotating beneath you as you hovered, you wouldn't get very far, man, you'd smack a building as the Earth passed beneath you. Duh.

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geosynchronous orbit or what?
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if you were hovering then you wouldn't be affected by gravity, so you would universally be in the same place, just further from earth
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No. When you're on a moving train and you jump does the train move beneath you? You would keep moving forward at the same speed as the train. Something would have to stop your forward momentum in order for you to land in a different place.
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I've hovered over this thread abut 5 times now and it hasn't moved an inch.
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Makes me think of when I was kid and I would throw a baseball as high up as I could while walking and it would still land in my glove.
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I mean just hovering a few feet above the earth.

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Makes me think of when I was kid and I would throw a baseball as high up as I could while walking and it would still land in my glove.


Only if you threw it straight up (assuming you didn't move your glove and you threw the ball from directly above your glove)...

...but I get what you're saying.
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I mean just hovering a few feet above the earth.

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#21
wouldn't that get boring?

also, if you can hover, why can't you hover and move around. You are HOVERING go to get somthing to eat, no need to waste money on gas. Also, when you hover, how do you do it? Is it something to do wth your mental strength? Or is it bending physics, using pure strength? Or do you have jetboots? Please expand on these plans.
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wouldn't that get boring?

also, if you can hover, why can't you hover and move around. You are HOVERING go to get somthing to eat, no need to waste money on gas. Also, when you hover, how do you do it? Is it something to do wth your mental strength? Or is it bending physics, using pure strength? Or do you have jetboots? Please expand on these plans.



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#24
OP needs to clarify on details more. Until then, I declare him a witch who must be burned at the stake.
#25
Do you move relative to the earth when you jump in the air? No.
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