Technical characteristics

The Foucault pendulum located in the Science Coastal Road is approximately 13 meters long, and its oscillation period is around 7 seconds. It is located in 39°48’ 50.57’’ Latitude South and Longitude West 73° 14’ 55.13’’. The base of the pendulum is 4.5 meters above the water level of the river. It was designed and constructed by Dr. Miguel Cabrerizo, experimental physicist from Universidad de Granada in Spain. Dr. Cabrerizo is a renowned designer of physics experiments for the general public.

At this latitude, the pendulum’s oscillation plane should make a complete turn in an anti-clockwise direction every 37.5 hours. This implies that viewed from Earth, the pendulum’s plane of oscillation turns 9.6 degrees per hour in anti-clockwise direction.