South Pole

Located in the southernmost portion of the Earth, South Pole is on the opposite side of the North Pole. Situated on the Antarctic continent, it is one of the points where the Earth’s surface intersects with its axis of rotation.

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Road Distance

How many telephone poles in a mile?

This depends on the location; in more isolated areas there may be as few as one telephone pole in 5 miles, but in more populated areas there could be as many as 20 in a mile.

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What direction are you facing when you stand facing the south pole?

If you are facing the south pole, you are facing south. As soon as you step on the south pole itself, all directions are north, no matter where you face.

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What is the southernmost point of the Earth's axis?

The South pole is the most southerly point.

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Latitude and Longitude

What degree mark is the North Pole located at?

90 degrees North.

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Is the south pole cold or hot?

cold

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Why is the South Pole cold all year?

Because it receives less heat from the sun, the angle of the sun hitting the surface will never be very big (the sun will never be high in the sky). This is down to how the earth spins and its rotation around the sun. The south pole never directly faces the sun.

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Which has more land under it North Pole or the South Pole?

The North Pole is in the Arctic Ocean and the closest land is Greenland. However, a huge area of the Arctic Ocean around the pole is permanently covered by thick sea ice, which extends southward into Canada and Russia in the winter.

By contrast, the Earth's South Pole is situated on land (or rather on an ice cap which is covering land), near the middle of the continent of Antarctica.
You can find the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean. The South Pole is found on the continent of Antarctica.

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If you dig a hole in the south pole are you digging up or down?

Down. Correct. Down is toward the center of gravity, no matter where you are on earth.

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Where does the sun never set in the summer and never rise during the winter?

Due to the inclination of the earth's axis of rotation, regions nearest to one pole experience continuous day for some months, for example, the trading city of Tromso (about 50000 inhabitants) in northern Norway where the sun is visible continuously from late May to late July, while regions nearest to the other pole experience continuous night during that same period.

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Equator

What happens the temperature as one move from the equator to the poles?

temperatures starts to decrease in degrees and the days get shorter

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Magnetism

What is the magnetic charge of the South Pole?

Negative is the current magnetic charge of the Earth's South Pole.

But such has not always been the situation. Scientists suggest that the charge changed from positive to the current negative about a million years ago. At the same time, the North Pole's magnetic charge changed from negative to its current positive.

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We do not describe a magnetic pole as a 'charge', and the terms 'positive' and 'negative' are not applied to magnets. Magnetic poles are described as being 'north' and 'south', whereas electric charges are described as being 'positive' or 'negative'.

Having said this, it should be mentioned that people involved with magneto therapy do describe magnetic poles as being 'positive' and 'negative', but this is a pseudoscience and much of its terminology is nonsense.

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Latitude and Longitude

A meridian of longitude is an imaginary line that runs?

From the North pole to the South pole.

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Languages and Cultures
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What languages are spoken at the South Pole?

Nobody lives at the South Pole. When it is visited by scientists, they speak the languages of their countries.

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What marks the northernmost point on earth?

The North Pole.

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Latitude and Longitude

What continent has all the lines of longitude running through it?

Antarctica

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Continents

On what continent is the South Pole located?

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Is Antarctica at North or South Pole?

You have that the wrong way around, the South Pole is on Antarctica.

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Airplanes and Aircraft
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What is magnetic heading reference system MHRS?


This invention employs a magnetometer as a magnetic heading reference for a vehicle such as a small aircraft. The magnetometer is mounted on a directional dial in the aircraft in the vicinity of the pilot such that it is free to turn with the dial about the yaw axis of the aircraft. The invention includes a circuit for generating a signal proportional to the northerly turning error produced in the magnetometer due to the vertical component of the earth's magnetic field. This generated signal is then subtracted from the output of the magnetometer to compensate for the northerly turning error.
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Middle Ages

What is the jousting pole called?

It is called a Lance

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Yearly rainfall at the south pole?

Zero. Water would freeze.

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Latitude and Longitude

What latitude is opposite of 30 degree north latitude?

30 degrees south

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What was discovered first, the South Pole or the North Pole?

According to the history books, it was the North Pole in 1909, with the South Pole following 2 years later.

But, seeing the considerable doubt that has been uncovered about Peary's claim to the North Pole, there may have to be a revision.

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Continents
Solomon Islands

Which island group is closest to the South Pole Falkland Hawaiian or Solomon?

Falkland islands, they are south of Africa.

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What is the name of the continent at the South Pole?

The name of the continent at the South Pole is Antarctica.

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Latitude and Longitude

Is the prime meridian a half circle from the north pole to the south pole?

Yes, exactly. Every meridian of longitude is a semi-circle that joins the poles.

The Prime Meridian, in combination with the 180-degree meridian, form a complete 'great' circle.

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