Why is the hemisphere important?

Why is the hemisphere important?

Each brain hemisphere is considered to be specialized for certain behaviors. For example, the right hemisphere of the brain controls muscles on the left side of the body, and the left hemisphere of the brain controls muscles on the right side of the body.

Why are the equator northern and southern hemispheres so important?

The Equator, or line of 0 degrees latitude, divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Many geographers consider the 20 degree west line of longitude and the 160 degree east line of longitude as the Eastern and Western hemispheres. This calculation is made so that Africa and Europe are not split.

Why the southern hemisphere is better?

Because the Southern Hemisphere has significantly more ocean and less land, climates tend to be milder than similar latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. This is because water heats up and cools more slowly than land.

Do geographers use hemispheres?

Geographers divide the earth into four hemispheres, the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western. They further divide the world into a grid system allowing for more accurate location. The equator is at 0 degrees latitude and the Prime meridian is 0 degrees longitude.

What country falls in all four hemispheres?

Kiribati consists of 32 atolls and one solitary island (Banaba), extending into the eastern and western hemispheres, as well as the northern and southern hemispheres. It is the only country that is situated within all four hemispheres.

What is the difference between the northern and southern hemisphere?

The northern hemisphere refers to the northern half of hemisphere. This means that the northern hemisphere lies to the north of the equator. The southern hemisphere refers to the half of the Earth which is to the south of the Equator. It contains all or parts of the five continents which are Antarctica.

Why are no e climates shown in the Southern Hemisphere?

Trees grow in continental climates, even though winters are extremely cold, because the average annual temperature is fairly mild. Continental climates are not found in the Southern Hemisphere because of the absence of a continent large enough to generate this effect.

Why is the Southern Hemisphere so cold?

Water has a high specific heat capacity so it loses heat slowly. Most of the area of the southern hemisphere is ocean. The oceans warm up in the summer and retain heat during the winter. This is demonstrated by the continental effect where the central regions of the northern continents have very cold winters.

Which country is part of all hemispheres?

nation of Kiribati
The nation of Kiribati is the only country on earth that is situated on all four main hemispheres. The country is comprised of 32 atolls, 21 of which are inhabited. The islands are found in the South Pacific regions of Polynesia and Micronesia.

Which country does the Earth’s equator not pass through?

Solution(By Examveda Team) The Equator does not pass through Mexico. The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.

What is the relationship between the northern and Southern Hemisphere?

The northern and southern hemispheres always experience opposite seasons. This is because due to the tilted axis of the earth, the north pole remains inclined towards the sun for a part of the year while the south pole is tilted away. For the remaining part of the year, the situation is reversed.