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 four oceans of the world are the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Indian and the Pacific. In 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization named a fifth ocean, calling it the Southern Ocean.Full Answer >
Some parts of the tropical areas of Earth's oceans receive between 115 and 197 inches of rainfall per year due to massive amounts of water evaporating from the ocean's surface. Trade winds carry this evaporated water to different areas where it cools and then falls back into the ocean.Full Answer >
Earth's oceans are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The Pacific is Earth's largest ocean at over 60 million square miles.Full Answer >