Our Spinning Planet

As you read this, you and everything around you is moving at an incredible speed. This is fastest at the equator, around 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometres per hour)! That’s because the earth is spinning around its axis as it orbits around the sun every 365 days. The spinning earth sets the pace of everything we do. It spins every 24 hours dictating how we measure time and giving us night and day!

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Storm Generator

Tap anywhere on the map to create a storm. The storm will be properly labelled as a Typhoon, Cyclone or Hurricane, depending on where it is. It will spin in the right direction in line with the coriolis effect. The storm strength and name (randomly based on naming conventions) will be shown as well.