northern hemisphere

noun
variants: or Northern Hemisphere

Definition of northern hemisphere

: the half of the earth that lies north of the equator

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The opening of Australia’s starriest skincare guru Melanie Grant’s first location in the northern hemisphere. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Australia’s Favorite Celebrity Facialist Opens a New Skin-Care Studio in Los Angeles," 22 Feb. 2019 All of these conditions were pervasive throughout the northern hemisphere in the year 536 A.D. The year was a tipping point in an era of unprecedented devastation. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Identify 536 A.D. as The Absolute Worst Year Ever," 20 Nov. 2018 For the period of mid-August to mid-September of this year, using this metric, the FV3 model had a score of 0.903 while the operational GFS score 0.897 for the northern hemisphere. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NOAA is about to make some big changes to its global weather model," 24 Oct. 2018 On Mars, this period closely corresponds to the arrival of fall (May 22) and winter (Oct. 16) in the planet's northern hemisphere, and to spring and summer in its southern hemisphere. Joe Rao, Space.com, "Mars Makes Its Closest Approach in 15 Years This Summer: How to See It," 29 May 2018 InSight landed at Elysium Planitia, near the equator in the northern hemisphere. Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times, "Mars landing is a nail-biter for Redmond rocket engineers," 26 Nov. 2018 And Hayabusa2 will drop three small rovers onto patches of the space rock's northern hemisphere, so a southern site for the 22-lb. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Landing Site on Asteroid Ryugu Chosen for Japan's Hayabusa2 Mission," 23 Aug. 2018 Winter in the northern hemisphere is on the far right, and summer is on the left. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the Exact Minute That Fall Will Begin," 21 Sep. 2016 That means the northern hemisphere is angled toward the sun for half the year and angled away for the other half. Tom Metcalfe /, NBC News, "What is the summer solstice?," 20 June 2018

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1646, in the meaning defined above

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