I stood the other day gazing up at the night sky. All the recollections of years past came to mind. Suddenly I had a profound thought. I remembered for a second the joy of spinning on that spinning wheel they have in public parks. I remember my brother and friends spinning the wheel faster and faster until all I could see was a mash of colours smeared as if abstract art. It seems either my eye could not keep up with the objects around me.
I thought... Doesn't the earth also rotate around it self, then around the sun and around the galaxy relatively if not faster than me having been on a spinning wheel? I mean We see the sun going around and the moon going around... but what about the stars in the sky which in relativity we are moving ridiculously fast... Why is it when we look at the night sky we do not see the same mash of colors instead of distinct little dots in the sky almost as if the stars are not moving at all?
This bothered me deeply. The sun moves because we are gravitationally closer bound to it.... but the stars are distant after all and in theory should we not thus see them as smudges rather than dots?