equatorial zone

equatorial zone

The belt between latitudes 10°N and 10°S of the equator.
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The Equatorial Zone (EZ) was the brightest zone on the planet and had a yellow or cream colour.
Even if you're not, the equatorial zone is like travelling to a jungle on the other side of the world, with the reassurance of knowing that you can step out and have an ice cream before too long.
A major air flow feed to the equatorial zone are the trade winds which is driven by the core strengths of the sub-tropical High Pressure Belt.
Due to its location along the equatorial zone it has a tropical climate which varies with the regions and the seasons.
The equatorial zone was the brightest region on Saturn, whereas the Crape band followed by the north equatorial belt were the darkest features on the planet.
Each month, half of the Emma-sponsored trees go to an equatorial zone chosen by Emma's tree-planting partner, Plant-It 2020.
From April until early August, images by Barry, Johnson and Peach showed a bright spot in the northern Equatorial Zone (EZ) as seen in Figure 4.
Cassini's orbits also will allow it to study Saturn's polar regions in addition to the planet's equatorial zone.
In the equatorial zone, the top of the ice would probably lie no lower than about 1 kilometer.
During the spring, a light spot appeared in the northern Equatorial Zone.
More recently, observations made with the UKIRT, IRTF and Gemini-North telescopes have shown that Uranus has become more active, with visibility of the equatorial zone and dark mid-latitude belts reported, along with the South Polar Zone at 45[degrees]S fading and a corresponding northern one (at 45[degrees]N) starting to form.
The Equatorial Zone had a mottled appearance but showed no conspicuous spots.