Foucault pendulum

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pendulum with a long wire

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Syzygy effects studies performed simultaneously with Foucault pendulums and torsinds during the solar eclipses of 13 November 2012 and 10 May 2013.
A Foucault pendulum always rotates clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is an extreme irony that the people who write letters containing such claims do not deny the existence of commercial airplane flights, even though they employ gyroscopes that rely on the same dynamics and mathematics as the Foucault pendulum.
Inlaid in metal in the marble floor in front of the Foucault pendulum, this inscription is on the north side of the Main Rotunda.
While the Foucault pendulum in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland marked the rotation of the earth, the 4,122 delegates to the GFOA's 1996 annual conference, May 19-22, made their way from one end of the convention center to the other to attend sessions and meet informally with colleagues.
Photo: Shiny orb of Foucault pendulum demonstrates rotation of Earth: it drifts .
When we acquired this property in 1978, we had a vision of returning the buildings, grounds, and artwork to their original splendor, and preserving what have become Long Beach landmarks - the Cathedral Tower and the Foucault Pendulum," said John Warren, senior vice president, marketing, Forest Lawn.