Northern Hemisphere Facts

Northern Hemisphere refers to the northern half of the planet. At the Equator, it starts at 0°N latitude and ends at the North Pole at 90°N latitude.

Northern Hemisphere Facts for Kids

  • The Northern Hemisphere is north of the equator
  • 6.50 billion people live in the Northern Hemisphere
  • 90% of the Northern Hemisphere is land
  • For deep-space observations, the Northern Hemisphere is ideal

The Northern Hemisphere’s region is North America. Some parts of South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe are also in the Northern Hemisphere.

Climate and topography in the Northern Hemisphere are pretty diverse. Still, the Northern Hemisphere has more land than the Southern Hemisphere. So, the weather patterns and climate differ.

The winter solstice is in the Northern Hemisphere is from December 21 to March 20. There are three months of summer, which begins on June 21 and ends on September 21.

The summer solstice starts on June 21 until the autumnal equinox on September 21.
The Northern Hemisphere encompasses the Tropic of Cancer to the Equator. Summers in this area is usually rainy and hot.

The Northern Hemisphere has more land area than the Southern Hemisphere. This is because the majority of people and the largest cities live there.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the moon appears inverted from the Northern Hemisphere.

The North Pole faces away from the galactic center of the Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way is sparser and dimmer in the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere.

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In the Northern Hemisphere its easier to observe deep space as it is not affected by the Milky Way.