Southern Hemisphere


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Southern Hemisphere

n.
1. The half of the earth south of the equator.
2. Astronomy The half of the celestial sphere south of the celestial equator.

southern hemisphere

n (often capitals)
1. (Physical Geography) that half of the earth lying south of the equator
2. (Astronomy) astronomy that half of the celestial sphere lying south of the celestial equator
Abbreviation: S hemisphere

South′ern Hem′isphere


n.
the half of the earth between the South Pole and the equator.

Southern Hemisphere

1. The half of the Earth south of the equator.
2. Astronomy The half of the celestial sphere south of the celestial equator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Southern Hemisphere - the hemisphere to the south of the equatorsouthern hemisphere - the hemisphere to the south of the equator
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Gondwanaland - a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into India and Australia and Africa and South America and Antarctica
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Translations

southern hemisphere

n the southern hemispherel'emisfero australe
References in classic literature ?
Hooker, in his great work on the Botany of the Southern Hemisphere.
It was a part of the great system of granite mountains which forms one of the most important and striking features of North America, stretching parallel to the coast of the Pacific from the Isthmus of Panama almost to the Arctic Ocean; and presenting a corresponding chain to that of the Andes in the southern hemisphere.
The wind veered suddenly to all points of the horizon; and the cyclone, rising in the east, returned after passing by the north, west, and south, in the inverse course pursued by the circular storm of the southern hemisphere.
When the marine forms of life are spoken of as having changed simultaneously throughout the world, it must not be supposed that this expression relates to the same thousandth or hundred-thousandth year, or even that it has a very strict geological sense; for if all the marine animals which live at the present day in Europe, and all those that lived in Europe during the pleistocene period (an enormously remote period as measured by years, including the whole glacial epoch), were to be compared with those now living in South America or in Australia, the most skilful naturalist would hardly be able to say whether the existing or the pleistocene inhabitants of Europe resembled most closely those of the southern hemisphere.
The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research represents a significant commitment to improving our understanding of the current and future role of southern hemisphere oceans in the climate of Australia, China, and the world," Senator Sinodinos said.
The top teams in the southern hemisphere convert those chances so we still have to work on that part of our game.
The top southern hemisphere teams convert those chances so we still have to work on that part of our game.
They talk of "the ability of the southern hemisphere teams to score and accumulate tries through a combination of strategy, vision and skills, while still maintaining a committed and effective defence.
Biggar is a good player but is never going to set a game alight which is what we need to beat the Southern Hemisphere teams not more of the same.
What is common to both Northern and Southern Hemispheres is that, if you wish to witness this rare phenomenon, first, look for the waning crescent moon in the east daybreak on December 30.
Due to Red Planet's orbit, the rovers will have to endure longer, colder autumns and winters in the southern hemisphere compared to if they had been in the north.

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