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Equator

 

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      an imaginary line drawn right around Earth’s middle, like a belt.
 


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The equator divides Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.

 


 

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Map with equator labeled
On the first day of winter, which is usually around December 21, the sun’s rays shine directly on the equator.
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