Facts about Earth

1.The shape of the Earth is Geoid

One of the amazing facts about earth is that it’s shape is Geoid .This is due to the earth surface which is slightly flattened at the poles.

2.Age of the earth is 4.5 billion years

 Clair Cameron Patterson determined the age of the earth using uranium–lead isotope dating (specifically lead–lead dating) on several meteorites .You can further research – Age of Earth.

3.The maximum distance from sun is 152 million km

According to space.com the distance of sun from earth is at aphelion position (152million km)

4.The longest live animal ever is quahog clam

According to Guinness book of world record the age of the quahog clam is about 507,living on the seabed off the north coast of Iceland .

5.Largest continent is Asia

There are more than 40 countries in Asia ,and it spans  1,7139,445 square miles .

6.Japan is country of sunlight

According to researchers this is because sun rises first in japan than in other parts of the world.

7.Pangea is the first continent in the world

According to continental drift theory by (Alfred Wegner) there was only one supercontinent. It further break into two new continents- Laurasia and Gondwana.

8.Circumference of the earth is 40075 km

Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the earth which he did using extensive survey results.

9.Africa is the only continent which passes through Tropic of Cancer, Capricorn and Equator

The tropical continent of North America extends from 7 degrees North and 84 degrees North. Thus, the tropic of cancer passes through North America .Thus, the equator, the Tropic of Cancer, and the Tropic of Capricorn pass through the continent of Africa.

10.Mali is the Hottest Country in the World

It is the hottest country, with an average yearly temperature of 83.89°F (28.83°C). Located in West Africa, Mali actually shares borders with both Burkina Faso and Senegal.

11.Tromsø is a city which never faces sunlight.

Located more than 200 miles north of artic circle in Norway . It is home to extreme light variation between seasons. During the Polar Night, which lasts from November to January, the sun doesn’t rise at all.

12.Alaska is the coldest state in the World

Alaska is the coldest state in the U.S. Alaska’s average temperature is 28.1°F (-2.7°C) and can go as low as -30°F (-34°C) during the winter months.

13.Days are getting longer

Earth’s rotation is slowing because of its relationship with our moon. Earth’s days are getting longer by about 1.8 milliseconds per century. That means it will take 3.3 million years to add one minute. It will take 200 million years to add that extra hour to our day.

14.earth does not take 24hrs to rotate

Earth does not take 24hrs it actually take 23hrs 56 minutes and 4 seconds .Earth is constantly moving along its orbit around the sun, a different point on the planet faces the sun directly at the end of that 360-degree spin.

15. Jeanne Louise Calment-the longest lived human

The oldest person ever to have lived was Jeanne Louise Calment (France, b. February 21, 1875) who lived to Aug. 4, 1997, aged 122 years and 164 days as per the Guinness world record.

Above are some amazing facts about earth for further information : Read More-Mountbatten Plan

Some Other Information

Other Celestial Bodies

1.Meteoroids are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to small asteroids.

2.When Meteoroids enter earth atmosphere at high speed and burn up and the fireballs or shooting stars are called meteors .

3.When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, its called a meteorite.

4.Asteoroids are small, rocky worlds revolving around the sun that are too small to be called planets. In total the mass of all the asteroids is less than that of earth’s moon.

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