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Socials 8 geography

Earth as a planet

QuestionAnswer
Geoid Earth shaped
Equatorial circumference The equatorial circumference is the distance around the. Earth at the equator (40,076km). The earth wider at the equator - causing the equatorial bridge
Polar circumference The polar circumference is the distance around the earth. Measured using an imaginary circle crossing the north and south poles. It's 40,008km
Rotation The earth rotates around its own axis - East to West - takes 24 hours - means we have day and night - the rotation creates the equatorial balge
Revolution The earth revolves around the sun. One rotation takes 365.25 days
Seasons 4 seasons: winter, spring, summer, autumn Seasons are the result of 5 factors 1. Spherical shape of the earth 2. Rotation of the earth 3. Inclination of the earths Axis 4. Constant parallelism of the earth axis 5. Revolution of earth around the sun
Solstices
Created by: Immzzy