# What marks the top and bottom of the Earth Prime Meridian?

## What marks the top and bottom of the Earth Prime Meridian?

The prime meridian is the line of 0° longitude, the starting point for measuring distance both east and west around the Earth.

What is the top and bottom point of the earth answer?

Answer: The two endpoints of the earth Axis are called Poles. One is North pole and other is South pole.

### What is considered the bottom of the earth?

Antarctica: The Ice-Covered Bottom of the World (Photos) | Live Science.

What is there on the top of the earth?

The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is the point in the Northern Hemisphere where the Earth’s axis of rotation meets its surface. It is called the True North Pole to distinguish from the Magnetic North Pole.

#### Does the Earth have a top and bottom?

“As far as we astronomers can tell, there really is no ‘up’ or ‘down’ in space,” he says. So the answer to the question of which way up is the Earth is simple: it is not any particular way up and there is no good reason other than a historical superiority complex to think of north as being the top of the world.

Does Earth have a top and bottom?

The North Pole is the top of the earth. And the South Pole is the bottom, of course. Except that the earth is kind of a ball, and they don’t really have tops and bottoms. Granted, the earth isn’t exactly spherical, and it’s spinning through space, spinning about an imaginary axis of rotation.

## Are you upside down in Antarctica?

Because you are not upside down in Antarctica. The direction of “up” and “down” varies according to where you are on the earth . . . down is always toward the center of the earth and up is away from the center of the earth.

Does the earth have a top and bottom?

### Is Antarctica on the bottom of the earth?

listen)) is Earth’s southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean….Antarctica.

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Which is considered to be the top of the Earth?

The north pole of the axis is considered to be the top of the earth, however if you were viewing the solar system with a bird’s-eye view it would look a bit tilted since the axis rotates at an angle. Is it true that there really is no top or bottom to the world because it’s one big sphere?

#### What makes up the bottom of the Earth?

The bottom of Earth is its very center, and Earth’s very center is white-hot metal — its inner core. This metal is solid and quite dense, made of about 90% iron, up to 10% nickel and 2–3% other elements like sulfur, silicon and oxygen.

Where does the pointy part of the Earth aim?

Yeah, the pointy part is aiming towards the place we call the “north” pole. The top of the Earth is where the northern hemisphere lies. The Earth tilts on an axis.

## Why are the north and South Poles considered top and bottom?

We humans have chosen the magnetic north and south pole as top and bottom for the Earth in it’s own reference frame. When we look at the solar system, instead we use the axis of axial precession for top-down orientation because that is more orthogonal to our orbital plane, but North is still considered top, and South is still considered bottom.