the half of the earth between the North Pole and the equator.
What Does “Winter Solstice” Mean?The higher in latitude you are, the more you'll notice that the solstice has the shortest day and longest night of the year.
Origin of Northern Hemisphere
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for northern hemisphere
noun (often capitals)
that half of the globe lying north of the equator
astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator
Abbreviation: N hemisphere
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Science definitions for northern hemisphere
[ nôr′ðərn ]
The half of the Earth north of the equator.
The half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator.
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Culture definitions for northern hemisphere
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