Northern Hemisphere


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Northern Hemisphere

n.
1. The half of the earth north of the equator.
2. Astronomy The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.
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northern hemisphere

n (often capitals)
1. (Physical Geography) that half of the globe lying north of the equator
2. (Astronomy) astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator
Abbreviation: N hemisphere
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North′ern Hem′isphere


n.
the half of the earth between the North Pole and the equator.
[1885–90]
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North·ern Hemisphere

(nôr′thərn)
1. The half of the Earth north of the equator.
2. Astronomy The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Northern Hemisphere - the hemisphere that is to the north of the equatornorthern hemisphere - the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator
Eurasia - the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
Laurasia - a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into North America and Europe and Asia
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
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Translations

northern hemisphere

n the northern hemispherel'emisfero settentrionale or boreale
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According to his own observations, Barbicane reckoned that they would land on her northern hemisphere, where stretch immense plains, and where mountains are rare.
The direction the projectile was taking toward the moon's northern hemisphere, showed that her course had been slightly altered.
The next day, 26th of January, we cut the equator at the eighty-second meridian and entered the northern hemisphere. During the day a formidable troop of sharks accompanied us, terrible creatures, which multiply in these seas and make them very dangerous.
"As a last resort, Mors Kajak, her father, and Tardos Mors, her grandfather, took command of two mighty expeditions, and a month ago sailed away to explore every inch of ground in the northern hemisphere of Barsoom.
Over a year had elapsed since they had set out to explore the northern hemisphere in search of Carthoris, and at last their disheartened people had accepted as truth the vague rumors of their death that had filtered in from the frozen region of the pole.
Washington, June 28 ( ANI ): A new research has provided major latest theory that might explain the cause of ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.
The climb sees Les Bleus regain the three places they lost after their shock loss to Tonga the previous weekend and means they now sit directly above England, who lose their mantle as the highest-ranked northern hemisphere nation after a two-place fall to sixth.
June 21 SUMMER BEGINS in the Northern Hemisphere at the solstice, 1:16 p.m.
The blast would have stripped away the northern hemisphere's crust and smothered the south with debris.
Summer comes to the northern hemisphere when Mars is at its farthest from the sun, about 249 million miles away.
(A) Earth's Northern Hemisphere has more daylight hours in December.
The Northern Hemisphere journals were selected on the basis of their missions and commitment to advancing public health and the environment in developing regions of the world.

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