The Earth rotates in a specific direction, from West to East. But have you ever wondered what would happen if our planet suddenly stopped and then started spinning in the opposite direction? If so, then here’s a video you might be interested in.
We have no way of magically switching the Earth’s rotation, so scientists rely heavily on computer simulations to discern how the planet would change if it started rotating in the other direction. Among some of the most notable changes would be:
Some of these consequences are obvious, but others are the result of unforeseen domino effects that would transpire from a planetary counter-rotation. So while it seems like a minor change, switching Earth’s rotational direction would change a lot about the planet.