This Gif-film shows the rotation of
the earth. This rotation is an example of absolute motion in that it has
the same orientation for any observer in the universe.
To say anything else would either
imply that the earth does not rotate at all, which a geocentric world-view
would assume, or that the kind of circular motion that would 'follow' the
earth could not be ruled out as being possible, whatever distance from
the earth that observer would have.
Again, this latter alternative
would be viable if the 'fixed stars' where all situated on a sphere of
a limited dimension, as earlier geo-statioary models proposed. But otherwise
observers circling the earth at distances of many lightyears could have
velocities in excess of the speed of light relative to the stars in its
neighbourhood (Or rather, according to that view, it would be the neighbourhood
that would have that speed.) . And that, most people would agree, is not
Anyway. More practically - the sun
rise in the east, more eastern zones are so and so many hours ahead. These
are ways to check ones mind if the rotation actually is in the direction
the above globe has.