Amazing Earth Facts for Kids with Pictures:
Fact 1: The equator represents 0° latitude, while the North Pole is 90° N & the South Pole 90° S
Fact 2: There are total 181 latitudes including the equator. Each parallel of latitude is a circle, but they are not equal.
Fact 3: 1 degree lat. = 111km
Fact 4: The earth rotates from west to east: Spins on its imaginary axis from west to east in 23 hrs, 56 min & 40.91 sec
Fact 5: The Earth also called Blue Planet
Fact 6: It is the densest of all planets.
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Fact 7: Earth Circumference: 40,232 Kilometers
Fact 8: Earth Area: 510 million Square Kilometers
Fact 9: Average distance from sun: 149 million Kilometers
Fact 10: Earth Revolution Takes 365 days, 5 hrs, 48 min & 45.51 sec. It results in one extra day every fourth year.
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Fact 11: The layering of Earth is categorized as Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Upper mantle, Lower mantle, Outer core, & the Inner core.
Fact 12: An earthquake is the sudden release of strain energy in the Earth’s crust resulting in waves of shaking that radiate outwards from the earthquake source
Fact 13: The point at the surface directly above the focus is called the earthquake epicentere.
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Fact 14: When the earth moves in an earthquake, it can cause waves in the ocean, & if a wave grows large enough, it’s called a “tsunami”.
Earth and our Solar System – General Knowledge:
Which is the biggest Planet in our Solar System?
Which is the smallest Planet?
Which Planet is nearest to Sun?
Which Planet is farthest from Sun?
Which Planet is nearest t Earth?
Brightest Planet of our Solar System is?
Which is Coldest Planet?
Which is Hottest Planet?
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Heaviest Planet of our Solar System is?
What is Greenwich Mean Time?
The time at 0° longitude is called Greenwich Mean Time. It is based on local time of the meridian passing through Greenwich near London
What is IST?
Indian Standard Time, It is fixed on the mean of 82 1/2°E Meridian, a place near Allahabad. It is 5 1/2hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time
How much is Earth’s Circumference?
How much is Earth’s Area?
510 million Square Kilometers
How far is Sun from Earth?
149 million Kilometres
What is called Earth Perihelion?
It s nearest position of Earth from Sun. The earth reaches its perihelion on January 3 every year at a distance of about 147 million-Kilometres.
What is called Earth Aphelion?
It s farthest position of Earth from Sun. The earth reaches its aphelion on July 4, when the earth is at a distance of 152 million Kilometres.
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Why there are 29 days in February after every 4 years?
Earth rotates around Sun average orbital velocity is 29.79 Kilometers/s. Earth takes 365 days, 5 hrs, 48 min & 45.51 sec. It results in one extra day every fourth year, that’s why we have extra day in February after every 4 years.