Hi everyone i am reading the Scifi classic Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. The Second chapter starts with the following paragraph:
"WHILE I was thus contemplating my native planet, I continued to soar through space. The Earth was visibly shrinking into the distance, and as I raced eastwards, it seemed to be rotating beneath me. All its features swung westwards, till presently sunset and the Mid–Atlantic appeared upon its eastern limb, and then the night. Within a few minutes, as it seemed to me, the planet had become an immense half-moon. Soon it was a misty, dwindling crescent, beside the sharp and minute crescent of its satellite."
The author says that he heads eastwards while the Earths features swing Westword and the Atlantic appears from east ! Now considering the Earth rotates anti-clockwise relatively to Polaris, how is that possible? Shouldnt the Atlantic appear from West? How can the Earth swing Westwards if it rotates anti-clockwise? Please shed some light.. Thanks