Noun(1) an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles(2) a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts
(1) From the equator down to the South Pole, the lines of latitude get smaller once again, corresponding to the Universe shrinking back to nothing at all as time passes.(2) We said earlier that the end of a pointer, pointing at Polaris, casts a shadow that moves round a circle on a disk parallel to the equator of the Earth.(3) The 3D images of pack ice near the Martian equator have been taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board the Mars Express probe.(4) The invisible lines of magnetic force on which our compasses rely are parallel to the surface of the Earth only near the equator , becoming ever more vertical as we approach the magnetic poles.(5) He lived up north and now he felt like he was walking across the equator of the planet.(6) As you move away from the equator and toward the poles, the longitude lines get closer together, creating a nonhomogeneous globe.(7) The Sun crosses the projection of Earth's equator on the sky and passes into the Southern Hemisphere.(8) It passed through the equator of the planet, and then down again.(9) As of 1791, the meter was defined as one ten-millionth the distance from the North Pole to the equator along the line of longitude that passes through Paris.(10) UV intensity falls as one moves from the equator toward Earth's poles, increasing latitude.(11) Two NASA rovers were to be launched this month and next, for Mars, and are scheduled to land in January near the planet's equator .(12) Here the zero lines of longitude and latitude - the Greenwich meridian and the equator - bisect.(13) High-resolution pictures from the Mars Express spacecraft also suggested the Olympus Mons volcano on the planet's equator may have an icecap made of water.(14) It is pointed out that the State capital is ideally placed for sky-gazing, as it is close to the equator and the northern and southern hemispheres can be seen almost in their entirety.(15) The Sun spins once on its axis once every 25 days at its equator , carrying sunspots around.(16) We are halfway between the equator and the south pole.
1. equator ::
2. equinoctial ::
3. line ::
Different Formsequator, equatorial, equators
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