axis of the Earth

eje de la Tierra

English-Spanish dictionary of Geography . . 2007.

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  • axis of the equator — noun The polar diameter of the earth which is also the axis of rotation • • • Main Entry: ↑axis …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Poles of the earth — Pole Pole, n. [L. polus, Gr. ? a pivot or hinge on which anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to ? to move: cf. F. p[^o]le.] 1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth s axis; as, the north pole.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • History of the Earth — For the history of modern humans, see History of the world. Geological time put in a diagram called a geological clock, showing the relative lengths of the eons of the Earth s history The history of the Earth describes the most important events… …   Wikipedia

  • Diurnal motion of the earth — Diurnal Di*ur nal, a. [L. diurnalis, fr. dies day. See {Deity}, and cf. {Journal}.] 1. Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; opposed to {nocturnal}; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dipole model of the Earth's magnetic field — Plot showing field lines (which, in three dimensions would describe shells ) for L values 1.5, 2, 3, 4 and 5 using a dipole model of the Earth s magnetic field The dipole model of the Earth s magnetic field is a first order approximation of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth's rotation — is the rotation of the solid Earth around its own axis. The Earth rotates towards the east, which can be observed by orientation with a magnetic compass at sunrise. As viewed from the star Polaris, the Earth turns counter clockwise. Rotation… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth ellipsoid — The Earth ellipsoid especially the mean Earth ellipsoid is the mathematical figure of the Earth which is used as a reference frame for computations in geodesy, astronomy and the geosciences.It is a ellipsoid of rotation, whose short (polar) axis… …   Wikipedia

  • Axis: Bold as Love — Studioalbum von The Jimi Hendrix Experience Veröffentlichung 1967 Label Track (UK), Reprise (US), MCA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • axis — (n.) 1540s, imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates, from L. axis axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky, from PIE *aks axis (Cf. O.E. eax, O.H.G. ahsa axle; Gk. axon axis, axle, wagon; Skt. aksah an axle, axis,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Earth's gravity — Earth s gravity, denoted by g , refers to the gravitational attraction that the Earth exerts on objects on or near its surface. Its strength is usually quoted in terms of the acceleration it gives to falling bodies (acceleration due to gravity),… …   Wikipedia

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