The prime meridian is what divides the Earth into Eastern and Western hemispheres. This is a line of longitude with a measurement of 0 degrees.
Asia and Australia are the only two continents located entirely in the Eastern Hemisphere. Most of Africa and Europe, and approximately half of Antarctica, also lie in the Eastern Hemisphere.
The shape of a hemisphere is half a sphere, which is a three-dimensional circle. The word "hemisphere" is derived from the Greek and means "half a sphere." The Earth is often divided into four hemispheres: Northern, Sout...
The four hemispheres of the Earth are the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern hemispheres. The Equator, or 0 degrees latitude, divides the Earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres. At 0 degrees longitude, the Pri...
According to the World Atlas, parts of Antarctica, Australia, the southern islands of Asia and the southern part of Africa are in both the Eastern and Southern Hemispheres. A number of large islands are in both hemispher...
A live satellite view of Earth is available online on the official website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, as of 2015. Users can also view NASA's live coverage of the planet at Ustream.
There are 180 lines of latitude assigned to the surface of the Earth, not including the equator. Latitude is measured as degrees above or below the equator, which sits at zero degrees and acts as the basis for measuremen...