Water Rotation Experiment In Two Hemispheres

Patty33Published: November 9, 2014Updated: August 8, 2017230,758 views
Published: November 9, 2014Updated: August 8, 2017

We have heard the theory: water going down the drain spins in different directions depending on which hemisphere you're in. But what if you are at the Equator and then move a few meters towards the Southern hemisphere, then move back towards the Northern hemisphere and try the same thing? Can a few meters make a difference? Watch this and let us know your thoughts!

Who would have thought that something like this could happen?! We have all heard of that theory before but most of us consider it just that, a theory or a myth. It seems that this theory really does have some merit as this video right here proves it!

It seems that the reason for the results of this video is called the Coriolis force. It is caused by the earths rotations and ultimately effects the way the air around the water and the water itself is being pulled. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is pulled counter clockwise, while in the Southern Hemisphere it is pulled clockwise. Now do not be fooled, the Coriolis force is too weak to have any effect on any regular amount on water in your household such as draining a bath or flushing a toilet.

It can only work depending on the way the drain is structured and that is why you seen the person putting the divider in the water before conducting the experiment. You can see the Coriolis force in action when you see a satellited image of a hurricane in either hemisphere! This force is responsible for the way that they spin!

Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely surprise them and is a clip that no one should miss!

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    PMN ยท 1 year ago

    very nice