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A month ago Edited: A month ago, prashantakerkar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equator

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-on-the-equator.html

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=brGDXeqKH_Pfz7sP3--u8Ak&q=countries+on+equator&oq=countries+on+&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.1.2.0l5.1232.5539..7518...0.0..0.194.1575.0j9......0....1.......0.wvTXVWDT148

Will the countries on the Equator be hotter or cooler throughout the year & why?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A month ago
Thanks.

Similar to Earth planet, Can Equator be defined for all the other eight planets viz Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune.

Does the Equator definition remain the same similar to Earth planet?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A month ago
The sun's rays are stronger at the equator resulting in consistently warm and tropical weather. The higher the sun is in the sky, the less atmosphere the sun's rays have to go through and the result is more energy that reaches the ground. If you don't live near the Equator (between 23.5N and 23.5S), then the sun will never be directly overhead. The farther away you are from the equator, the lower the sun will be in the sky which is why climates generally get colder the farther north you go.

Interestingly, the hottest parts of the world are usually just south of 30 degrees in Latitude (think about the Sahara Desert or Death Valley, CA) since the sun's rays are strong there and there are a lack of clouds in those parts of the world (unlike areas near the equator where it rains daily during much of the year).
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Good answer, but you forgot to mention the earth's tilt. Every day, the Earth revolves once around this tilted pole, which is also called an axis (see below).




Source: https://biology-forums.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=22502

This effect is also seen on other planets. Here's Saturn:


Source: https://biology-forums.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=16359

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A month ago
Thanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equator

Does the Equator definition vary with respect to other planets of the Solar system?

Jupiter - Equator ?
Mars - Equator ?
Mercury - Equator ?
Saturn - Equator ?
Venus - Equator ?
Uranus - Equator ?
Pluto - Equator ?
Neptune - Equator ?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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An equator is an imaginary line around the middle of a planet or other celestial body, relative to the celestial pole. It is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, at 0 degrees latitude. An equator divides the planet into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere.

This definition remains the same on every planet
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