Flexi Says: If Earth stopped rotating on its axis, our planet wouldn't look much like it does now. The Coriolis Effect wouldn't happen so winds would not spiral; the equatorial region wouldn't bulge; and some of the continents may be covered with oceans. The day-night cycle would take the same amount of time as one revolution around the Sun--a year, or 365 days. The long day would become very hot and the long night very cold. Thus, weather patterns would be completely different than they are now. Currently, life on Earth is not adapted to those conditions and most species would be unlikely to survive.