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Encyclopedia > Southern Hemisphere
southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted).
southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted).
southern hemisphere
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The southern hemisphere is the half of a planet's surface (or celestial sphere) that is south of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means 'half ball'). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x442, 43 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Southern Hemisphere ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x442, 43 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Southern Hemisphere ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x800, 47 KB) Summary Description: Southern Hemisphere of Earth (Lambert Azimuthal projection) Source: Self-made. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x800, 47 KB) Summary Description: Southern Hemisphere of Earth (Lambert Azimuthal projection) Source: Self-made. ... The celestial sphere is divided by the celestial equator. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... 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. ... A sphere is a perfectly symmetrical geometrical object. ...


On Earth, the southern hemisphere contains five continents (Antarctica, Australia, most of South America, parts of Africa and of Asia), and four oceans (South Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern). Summer is December through to February and winter is June through to August. Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... Dymaxion map by Buckminster Fuller shows land mass with minimal distortion as only one continuous continent A continent (Latin continere, to hold together) is a large continuous mass of land on the planet Earth. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Animated map exhibiting the worlds oceanic waters. ... “Atlantic” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or South Polar Ocean, is the ocean completely in Earths southern hemisphere encircling Antarctica, comprising the southernmost waters of the World Ocean south of 60° S latitude. ... Summer is a season of the year that is defined as beginning on June 21st, and ending in September in the Northern Hemisphere. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ...


The southern hemisphere is significantly less polluted than the northern hemisphere because of lower overall population densities (a total of 10 to 12% of the human population), lower levels of industrialisation, and smaller land masses (air currents run mostly west–east so pollution does not easily spread north or south). The southern temperate zone is in fact nearly all water. The only countries that include at least some of this zone are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay. A factory in Ilmenau (Germany) around 1860 Industrialisation (also spelt Industrialization) or an Industrial Revolution is a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial (an economy where the amount of capital accumulated per capita is low) to an industrial state (see... A landmass is a large extent of land. ... In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ...


Climates in the southern hemisphere tend to be slightly milder than those in the northern hemisphere. This is because the southern hemisphere has significantly more ocean and less land. Water heats up and cools down more slowly than land.


In the southern hemisphere the sun passes from east to west through the north, although north of the tropic of Capricorn the mean Sun can be directly overhead or due south at midday. The sun rotating to the north causes sun-cast shadows to turn anticlockwise through the day (sun dials have the hours in reverse). Hurricanes and tropical storms spin clockwise in the southern hemisphere (as opposed to counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere) due to the Coriolis effect. A fact often missed is that in the southern hemisphere, the Moon appears to be upside-down compared to the view from the northern hemisphere, or, for people in the south, the northerners have an upside-down image of it. The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... {{Otheruses4|north the direction}} [[Image:CompassRose16_N.png|thumb|250px|right|[[Compass rose]] with north highlighted and at top]] {{wiktionary}} <nowiki>North is o<nowiki>ne of the [[4 (numbe</nowiki> Block quote r)|four]] cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north... World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel). ... A clockwise motion is one that proceeds like the clocks hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. ... Sun Dial (occasionally spelled Sundial) is a British psychedelic rock band formed in 1990 by Gary Ramon. ... Clockwise can refer to: Clockwise and counterclockwise Clockwise (movie) This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A clockwise motion is one that proceeds like the clocks hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. ... The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere contains most of the land and about 88-90% of the human population. ... In the inertial frame of reference (upper part of the picture), the black object moves in a straight line. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ...


The south pole is oriented towards the galactic centre and this, combined with clearer skies, makes for excellent viewing of the night sky from the southern hemisphere, with brighter and more numerous stars. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda-Milky Way collision be merged into this article or section. ...

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List of continents, countries and territories in the southern hemisphere

Continents in the southern hemisphere: Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ...

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. ... Nickname: Luz de América Map of Ecuador showing location of Quito Coordinates: Country Ecuador Province Pichincha Canton Quito  - Mayor Paco Moncayo Area approx    - City 290 km²  - Land 290 km²  - Water 0 km² Elevation 2,800 m Population (2005, estimation)  - City 1,865,541 (canton)  - Density ~4,800/km² Time... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Libreville (population 578,156 January 1, 2005) is the capital and largest city of Gabon. ...

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Oceanic countries

The famous photo of Earth from Apollo 17 (Blue Marble) originally had the south pole at the top; however, it was turned upside-down to fit the traditional perspective.
The famous photo of Earth from Apollo 17 (Blue Marble) originally had the south pole at the top; however, it was turned upside-down to fit the traditional perspective.

Entirely Image File history File links Apollo17WorldReversed. ... Image File history File links Apollo17WorldReversed. ... Apollo 17 was the eleventh manned space mission in the NASA Apollo program. ... The Blue Marble is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on 7 December 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers or about 28,000 miles. ...

Mostly motto: ( Rapa Nui ) Also called Te Pito O Te Henua (Ombligo del mundo) (Navel of the world) Capital Hanga Roa Area  - City Proper  163,6 km² Population  - City (2005)  - Density (city proper) 3,791 Inhabitants 23,17 /km² Time zone Central Time zone, UTC- 6 Telephone Prefix 32 Postal code... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Other territories

Aurora australis appearing in the night sky of Swifts Creek, 100km north of Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
Aurora australis appearing in the night sky of Swifts Creek, 100km north of Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Map of the Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territory) The Chagos Archipelago is a group of six atolls with more than 600 individual tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, that lies about 500 km (300 miles) due south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, and 1600 km (1000 miles... motto: ( Rapa Nui ) Also called Te Pito O Te Henua (Ombligo del mundo) (Navel of the world) Capital Hanga Roa Area  - City Proper  163,6 km² Population  - City (2005)  - Density (city proper) 3,791 Inhabitants 23,17 /km² Time zone Central Time zone, UTC- 6 Telephone Prefix 32 Postal code... Orthographic projection centred over the Galápagos. ... The town of San Juan Bautista in Cumberland Bay, Robinson Crusoe Island Map of Isla Más Afuera / Selkirk Map of Isla Más a Tierra / Crusoe Orthographic projection centred over Juan Fernandez The Juan Fernández Islands is a sparsely inhabited island group in the South Pacific Ocean, situated... Basic data Administrative status: district Country: French Southern and Antarctic Lands Capital: Port-aux-Français Population: ca. ... Raoul Island from space The Kermadec Islands are an island arc in the South Pacific Ocean. ... Five groups of islands form the New Zealand sub-antarctic islands. ... National motto: ? Official language English (Pitcairnese also spoken) Capital Adamstown Governor Richard Fell Mayor Jay Warren (elected on December 15 2004) Area  - Total  - % water 47 km² Negligible Population  - Total (2003)  - Density 48 1/km² Dependent area of United Kingdom Currency New Zealand dollar Time zone UTC -8 National anthem None... Map of St. ... ÃŽle Amsterdam IPA: (meaning Amsterdam island, after the Dutch capital) is a French island in the Indian Ocean located at . ... Motto: Leo Terram Propriam Protegat (Latin: Let the Lion protect his own land or May the Lion protect his own land) Official language English Capital Grytviken Commissioner Alan Huckle Area  - Total  - % water not ranked 3,903 km² - Population  - Total (2006 E)  - Density not ranked ~20 n/a; Currency GBP Time... The South Orkney Islands (Spanish: Islas Orcadas) are a group of sub-antarctic islands situated at latitudes 60°50 to 60°83 S, and longitudes 44°25 to 46°25 W in the Southern Ocean. ... Swains Island is an atoll in the Tokelau chain, the most northwesterly island administered by American Samoa. ... Motto: Our faith is our strength Anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Edinburgh of the Seven Seas Status Dependency of Saint Helena Official language(s) English Governor Michael Clancy Administrator Mike Hentley Area 201 km²(120. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5109x1200, 412 KB) Aurora Australis appearing in the night sky (10:50 pm Australian time (GMT = 8:50 am) at Swifts Creek, 100km north of Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5109x1200, 412 KB) Aurora Australis appearing in the night sky (10:50 pm Australian time (GMT = 8:50 am) at Swifts Creek, 100km north of Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. ... The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Wikimedia Commons picture of the year, 2006 Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska Aurora borealis Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks,Alaska For other uses, see Aurora (disambiguation). ...

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Southern Hemisphere - definition of Southern Hemisphere in Encyclopedia (249 words)
The Southern Hemisphere is the part of Earth's surface that is south of the equator.
However, the Southern Hemisphere is also significantly less polluted than the Northern Hemisphere due to lower overall population densities, lower levels of industrialisation, and smaller land masses across the southern temperate zone.
For all the Southern Hemisphere most of the year and most of the Southern Hemisphere all year round, the sun passes from East to West in the North, so causing sun-cast shadows to turn anticlockwise through the day.
Southern Hemisphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (349 words)
The Southern Hemisphere is the half of a planet's surface (or celestial sphere) that is south of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means 'half ball').
The Southern Hemisphere is significantly less polluted than the Northern Hemisphere due to lower overall population densities, lower levels of industrialisation, and smaller land masses (air currents run mostly east-west, so pollution doesn't easily spread north or south).
In the Southern Hemisphere the sun passes from East to West in the North.
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