Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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the equator

aequatio = [Latin] make equal

The equator is equally far from both geographical poles and divides the Earth into a Northern and a Southern part. By extension, there is also an equator in the sky, which divides the sky into a Northern and a Southern part.