Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tornado Appearance

We just learned that Tornado Rotation in the northern hemisphere is usually counter clockwise.

Sometimes tornadoes can look really big and scary, and other times they don't look all that big.

A lot of that has to do with where the sunlight is, whether it's behind or in front of the tornado.

If the tornado is in front of the sun, it looks very dark and scary because the light is behind it.
If the sun is behind someone who is looking at a tornado, the light is shining on the tornado and it can make it not look as dangerous.

(from: wikipedia - tornado)

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