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The Earth From Outside

When we look at the Earth from outside the solar system, the idea of it being in any particular direction seems less obvious, as there are no poles or signposts to provide any directional perspective.

In the experience of astronomers, there is no direction in space.

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  • According to psychologists, people associate positivity with something above them(north) and negativity with something beneath them(south).
  • Cities and countries below the proverbial equator are assumed to be poor and underdeveloped.
  • The relationship between directions and our perception of them needs to be reset and rethought.

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The North Star And Mercator’s Map

European explorers like Christopher Columbus navigated the seas guided by the North Star, but it was the 16th Century geographer Gerardus Mercator, whose 1569 world map provided contemporary knowledge about the geography of the world while correcting the charts for sailors.

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“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

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The cause of an equinox

In layman's terms, the equinox happens because the planet earth is not tilted towards the sun while the sun is directly above the equator. This causes the equinox to happen.

So during this time of the year, both hemispheres get the same hours of daylight and night.

On a usual basis, the earth is tilted as it orbits around the sun, about 23.5 degrees. This tilt causes the difference in how much of the sun's radiation we receive at various times of the year.

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National Geographic recognizes 5 oceans

Since National Geographic began making maps in 1915, it has recognized four oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. Starting on the World Oceans Day 2021 (June 8) it has also recognized the Southern Ocean as the world’s fifth ocean. 

It has long been recognized by scientists, but the lack of an international agreement kept the editors from formally adding it to the list.

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