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The Northern Hemisphere is the northern half of the Earth (map). It begins at 0° or the equator and continues north until it reaches 90°N latitude or the North Pole.
See the fact file below for more information about the Northern Hemisphere or alternatively, you can download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilize within the classroom or home environment.
- The Northern Hemisphere includes all of North America, the northern parts of South America, about two-thirds of Africa, and all of Asia excluding parts of Indonesia and all of Europe.
- Like the Southern Hemisphere, the Northern Hemisphere has a varied topography and climate. However, there is more land in the Northern Hemisphere so it is more diverse and this affects the weather patterns and climate there.
- Winter in the Northern Hemisphere lasts from around December 21 to the vernal equinox around March 20. Summer lasts from the summer solstice around June 21 to the autumnal equinox around September 21.
- The Northern Hemisphere encompasses a portion of the Tropics between the Tropic of Cancer and the equator. This area is usually hot all year round and has a rainy summer season.
- Because the Northern Hemisphere has more land area than the Southern Hemisphere, it should also be noted that the majority of Earth’s population and its largest cities are also in the northern half.
- When viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, the moon appears inverted compared to a view from the Southern Hemisphere.
- The North Pole faces away from the galactic center of the Milky Way. This results in the Milky Way being sparser and dimmer in the Northern Hemisphere compared to the Southern Hemisphere, making the Northern Hemisphere more suitable for deep-space observation, as it is not “blinded” by the Milky Way.
Northern Hemisphere Worksheets
This bundle contains 9 ready-to-use Northern Hemisphere Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about the Northern Hemisphere which is the northern half of the Earth (map). It begins at 0° or the equator and continues north until it reaches 90°N latitude or the North Pole.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Southern Hemisphere Facts
- Seasons in the South – Four Seasons
- Quick Quiz
- Countries in the South – Africa
- The South Pacific Islands Matchup
- South America Letter Jumble
- The Rest of the South
- Southern Beauty – Take the Best Pics
- More Southern – Word Creator
- Key Answers
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Northern Hemisphere?
The Northern Hemisphere refers to the northern half of the Earth relative to the Equator.
How much of the Earth’s human population can be found in the northern hemisphere?
The Northern Hemisphere, also known as the land hemisphere, houses roughly nine out of ten humans due to its larger land area than the Southern Hemisphere.
What continents can be found in the Northern Hemisphere?
The Northern Hemisphere covers portions of five of the seven continents. The entire continent of North America and Europe can be found in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other hand, the northern parts of South America, about two-thirds of Africa, and almost the entire continent of Asia except for certain parts of Indonesia can be found in the same hemisphere.
Am I in the Northern Hemisphere?
To determine if you are in the Northern Hemisphere, you can simply search where your location lies in relation to the Earth’s equator. If it is above the equator, you are in the Northern Hemisphere. You can also use a globe if you have one so you can see firsthand whether your location is above the equator.
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