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Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow.
Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow.
Northern hemisphere
Northern hemisphere

The Northern Hemisphere or northern hemisphere[1] is the half of a planet that is north of the equator—the word hemisphere literally means 'half ball'. It is also that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator. Earth's northern hemisphere contains most of the land and about 90% of the human population.[citation needed] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x443, 43 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Northern Hemisphere ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x443, 43 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Northern Hemisphere ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x800, 62 KB) Summary Description: Northern Hemisphere of Earth (Lambert Azimuthal projection) Source: Self-made. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x800, 62 KB) Summary Description: Northern Hemisphere of Earth (Lambert Azimuthal projection) Source: Self-made. ... This article is about the astronomical term. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World map showing the equator in red In tourist areas, the equator is often marked on the sides of roads The equator marked as it crosses Ilhéu das Rolas, in São Tomé and Príncipe. ... For other uses, see Sphere (disambiguation). ... The celestial sphere is divided by the celestial equator. ... World map showing the equator in red In tourist areas, the equator is often marked on the sides of roads The equator marked as it crosses Ilhéu das Rolas, in São Tomé and Príncipe. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article is about modern humans. ...


In the temperate regions of the hemisphere, winter lasts from December 21 to March 21 (though winter weather can begin as early as September and last into May or even June in arctic regions) and Summer from June 21 to September 22. For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Earth's perihelion, during which its orbital motion is fastest, occurs in January. In theory, northern hemisphere winters would therefore tend to be shorter and less severe than southern hemisphere winters at equivalent latitudes, but in practice, the moderating effect of the larger southern hemisphere oceans more than compensates for this effect. Tropical regions tend to experience a rainy season during the 'summer' months, and a dry season during the 'winter' months. This article is about several astronomical terms (apogee & perigee, aphelion & perihelion, generic equivalents based on apsis, and related but rarer terms. ... southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted). ... This article is about the geographical term. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ...


Regions north of the Arctic Circle will experience some days in summer on which the sun never sets, and some days in winter on which the sun never rises. The duration of these phases varies from one day for places right on the Arctic Circle to several months near the North Pole itself. For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ... For other uses, see North Pole (disambiguation). ...


Hurricanes and tropical storms spin counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere due to the Coriolis effect. In contrast they spin clockwise on the southern hemisphere. Also the Moon appears "upside down" compared to a view from the southern hemisphere and the view of the stars is different. In the inertial frame of reference (upper part of the picture), the black object moves in a straight line. ... This article is about Earths moon. ...

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Continents in the northern hemisphere:

Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... This article is about the river. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The Congo River (for a time known as Zaire River) is the largest river in Western Central Africa. ...

Countries wholly, mostly, or partly in the northern hemisphere that are in Africa:

For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...

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Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ...

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Motto Justice – Paix – Travail(French) Justice – Peace – Work Anthem Debout Congolais Capital (and largest city) Kinshasaa Official languages French Government Semi-Presidential Republic  -  President Joseph Kabila  -  Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga Independence  -  from Belgium June 30, 1960  Area  -  Total 2,344,858 km² (12th) 905,351 sq mi   -  Water (%) 3. ...

Countries primarily in the northern hemisphere that are southeast of Asia:

For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...

Countries and territories wholly, mostly, or partly in the northern hemisphere that are in South America:

For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...

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Countries and territories wholly, mostly, or partly in the northern hemisphere that are in North America

This article describes a type of political entity. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...

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See also

This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... “Summer solstice” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Equinox (disambiguation). ... For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Cancer (novel). ...

References

  1. ^ Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary (based on Collegiate vol., 11th ed.) 2006. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

 
 

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