southern hemisphere

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 Its complications include turning northern and southern hemisphere globes, a second time zone indicator plus day and night displays. Bernd Fischer, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 From orbit, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed an expanding regional dust storm moving from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere on Mars. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 The southern hemisphere summer is in its final month. Rob Mcguirk, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2022 But high-resolution imaging of chloride salt deposits by MRO’S Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) mapped chloride salts across the clay-rich highlands of Mars’ southern hemisphere – a terrain pockmarked by impact craters. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Last year flu cases dropped across the southern hemisphere. Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 Latin American is generally understood to designate art originating in the southern hemisphere of the Americas. New York Times, 16 Dec. 2021 Esterman has urged politicians to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing and to improve ventilation in schools, particularly as students prepare to return after the southern hemisphere summer break. Kristen Gelineau,, 12 Jan. 2022 Stormy season: Rainfall is often elevated across Australia during the southern hemisphere spring. Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of southern hemisphere

1652, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2022

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“Southern hemisphere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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