northern hemisphere

variants: or Northern Hemisphere

Definition of northern hemisphere

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

Examples of northern hemisphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several European nations are also on the list as Thailand, one of the region's most popular destinations, looks to capitalize on northern hemisphere visitors aiming to escape the winter blues. NBC News, 1 Nov. 2021 Diwali is celebrated every fall in the northern hemisphere as one of the most popular Indian festivals, according to a Vernon Township news release announcing the Saturday event. James T. Norman,, 8 Nov. 2021 The fact that the hottest northern hemisphere Junes have all happened in the past six years gives us a pretty good indication of where things are going next. Aryn Baker, Time, 7 July 2021 That is a reality now playing out in Canada, but also in many other parts of the northern hemisphere that are increasingly becoming uninhabitable. Angela Dewan, CNN, 4 July 2021 The day that the North Pole is pointed closest to the sun, the northern hemisphere receives the most light for the longest amount of time. Sarah Zlotnick, Country Living, 16 June 2021 And for the second straight year, it is expected to last through the northern hemisphere winter. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 22 Oct. 2021 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the northern hemisphere for Monday. Fox News, 11 Oct. 2021 With the northern hemisphere hurricane season barely at its peak, multiple hurricanes have already hit the Caribbean and North America. Suzana Camargo, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of northern hemisphere

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northern hemisphere was in 1646

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24 Nov 2021

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“Northern hemisphere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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