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 in Bodies of Water
Most countries recognize five oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern, or Antarctic Oceans. Of these, the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Southern are all at least partially located in the Western Hemisphere.Full Answer >
The world has five named oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern. In reality, Earth is covered by one global ocean, but the ocean has been divided into these five regions for geographic, historical and scientific purposes.Full Answer >
Without considering oceans, the largest sea in the world is the Philippine Sea, with an area of about 2 million square miles. It borders the Philippines, Japan, the Marianas Islands and Taiwan. If the term "sea" includes oceans, the largest sea is the Pacific Ocean at 64.19 million square miles.Full Answer >
While there are technically only five oceans in the world, the term "seven seas" was coined in ancient literature and divided the oceans into the Arctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans. As of 2014, the five named oceans include the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans, and the term "seven seas" is no longer widely used.Full Answer >