Coriolis effect explained as simple as possible


The Coriolis Effect is not an actual force, but an apparent one. It is an effect that can be seen in only at large scales, like hurricanes, but not in your toilet, when you flush it.

The Coriolis Effect is generated by the fact that Earth rotates and if you were to throw a ball far enough (over 3-5 miles) then you would see that the given ball is having a curved trajectory, not a straight one, as you’d expect.

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, then you can see that hurricanes rotate to the right and on the Southern Hemisphere they rotate to the left. Surprise: at the equator there are not hurricanes.

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