southern hemisphere

noun
variants: or Southern Hemisphere

Definition of southern hemisphere

: the part of the earth that lies south of the equator

Examples of southern hemisphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slooh notes that its southern hemisphere observatory, the La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), is not in the line of totality. Fox News, "Solar Eclipse set to cut a path across South America, plunging parts of the continent into darkness," 3 July 2019 That cooling perturbation would leave the southern hemisphere in atmospheric waves—generating untold ripple effects around the planet. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "How Amazon forest loss may affect water—and climate—far away," 27 Aug. 2019 In Fiji, 44 people died and thousands of homes were destroyed in 2016 when Cyclone Winston became the strongest storm to ever make landfall in the southern hemisphere. Washington Post, "Fijian leader urges Australia to do more on climate change," 16 Sep. 2019 Cyclonic rotation is counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Los Angeles Times, "Could a hurricane lash Los Angeles? 80 years ago, this deadly storm came close," 22 Aug. 2019 Similarly, many cultures in the southern hemisphere identify constellations that are actually made of the dark spaces between the stars, highlighting absence rather than presence. Simon Cropper, Quartz, "Why do different cultures see such similar meanings in the stars?," 21 Aug. 2019 There would also be a 30 percent drop in precipitation the first few months after the war, but as the condition went on, the smoke would linger longer than previously thought, eventually making its way towards the southern hemisphere. Fox News, "'Nuclear winter' coming? Nuclear war between US and Russia would cause catastrophic event, study confirms," 21 Aug. 2019 On arrival in the southern hemisphere, Gabriela (naturally) immediately bumps into a very strapping Kiwi bachelor named Jake, played by Adam Demos (UnREAL). Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "Christina Milian contends with goats and cute carpenters in Netflix's Falling Inn Love trailer," 14 Aug. 2019 The spot is located on Jupiter's southern hemisphere, located on its South Equatorial Belt. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Hey, What's Up With Jupiter's Great Red Spot?," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of southern hemisphere

1652, in the meaning defined above

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