The Equator crosses the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. It does not cross the Arctic and Southern oceans. The Southern Ocean is also known as the Antarctic Ocean.Know More
The Equator is an invisible line that divides the sphere of the Earth into a Southern Hemisphere and a Northern Hemisphere. It is equally distant from the North Pole and the South Pole. The Equator is just under 25,000 miles long, with more than 78 percent crossing water. Other planets also have equators.
Latitude of the Earth's equator is zero degrees. The Equator is one of the Earth's five major circles of latitude; the others are the two Arctic Circles and the two Polar Circles.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The names of the earth's five oceans are the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Arctic, the Indian and the Southern (or Antarctic) Oceans. Actually, there is only one global ocean, but the various divisions have been recognized historically for geographic, cultural and scientific reasons.Full Answer >
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of all the oceans and comprises about 48 percent of all ocean water. There are over 321 million cubic miles of water in all the oceans combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center.Full Answer >
The Amazon River has an estimated 1,100 tributaries, which provide approximately one-sixth of the freshwater that drains into the world's oceans, according to WWF Global. The source of the Amazon River is Carhuastana and begins in the Peruvian Andes mountain range.Full Answer >
Of all the oceans on Earth, the Arctic Ocean contains the most icebergs. Most icebergs are formed in the Arctic region of the Earth; the North American Ocean contains large amounts of icebergs as well.Full Answer >