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From the perspective of sun, is the moon orbiting the earth considered a single inertial frame or are moon and earth separate inertial frames?

Or am I missing something completely fundamental?

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Any frame of references where there are fictitious forces in play is not an inertial frame. and i don't understand by what you mean "...is it a separate entity?" and no, the earth+moon frame cannot be considered an inertial frame because they are moving about the sun. Can you please rephrase your question?

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  • $\begingroup$ Although my question was not clear, thanks, you have answered my question. $\endgroup$
    – Vignesh
    Mar 23, 2014 at 18:29

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