eastern hemisphere


variants or Eastern Hemisphere
: the half of the earth east of the Atlantic Ocean including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa

Examples of eastern hemisphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both are located in the eastern hemisphere of the sun; the former is north of the equator, and the latter to the south. Matthew Cappucci and Joe Kunches, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Jan. 2023 Using its Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), the telescope snapped photos of the planet's eastern hemisphere at different infrared light colors on Sept. 5. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 20 Sep. 2022 The telescope’s first images of Mars, captured using its Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) at two different wavelengths, show an area of the planet’s eastern hemisphere. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Sep. 2022 The new images depict Mars' eastern hemisphere in different wavelengths of infrared light. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 19 Sep. 2022 The car-sized Perseverance rover landed six months ago inside Jezero Crater, an ancient impact crater located just above the Martian equator in the planet's eastern hemisphere. David Bressan, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Their work suggests that the hilal should not have appeared in the eastern hemisphere until June 4th. The Economist, 6 June 2019 The strategy serves as the latest sign the Administration wants to pivot from the morass of violence and counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East to intensify great power competitions in the western and eastern hemispheres. W.j. Hennigan, Time, 19 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eastern hemisphere was in 1624

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“Eastern hemisphere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20hemisphere. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

eastern hemisphere

often capitalized E&H
: the half of the earth to the east of the Atlantic ocean including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa
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