southern hemisphere

noun
variants: or Southern Hemisphere

Definition of southern hemisphere 

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

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On July 13, parts of Australia and Antarctica in the southern Hemisphere will enjoy a partial solar eclipse, with the moon passing between Earth and the sun. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Mars in opposition highlight of July's night sky," 3 July 2018 This is the same (or opposite?) for those in the southern hemisphere. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Summer solstice: What is it and why does it happen?," 20 June 2018 In the southern hemisphere, the solstices are reversed. Tom Metcalfe /, NBC News, "What is the summer solstice?," 20 June 2018 Seasonal peaks were detected in late summer in the northern hemisphere and late winter in the southern hemisphere. Marcia Dunn, chicagotribune.com, "New Mars discoveries in ancient lakebed advance case for possible life," 7 June 2018 The polar caps appear to be mostly nitrogen ices. with more methane concentrated in the southern hemisphere. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Here's What We Know About Pluto So Far," 17 July 2015 Zuckerberg oversees the content and influence and mood of a community greater than Christianity, the southern hemisphere, plus India. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: NYU professor Scott Galloway answers listener questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 26 May 2018 Zakouma is also a birder’s wonderland, boasting nearly 400 species, including migrants from both the northern and southern hemispheres. Rachel Nuwer, New York Times, "In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back," 14 May 2018 California’s surfers can expect the energy from this southern hemisphere storm to hit their shores in about a week, Durrant said. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Massive wave sets southern hemisphere record, scientists say," 11 May 2018

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1652, in the meaning defined above

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