The simplest way to estimate the distance from your city to the equator is to just use latitude. Since each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles, you can multiply your latitude by 69 to estimate how many miles from the equator your location is.
The United States is 2,747.15 miles (4,421.12 km) north of the equator, so it’s in the Northern Hemisphere.
Quito is the closest capital city to the equator.
Which city is farther from the equator? Anchorage City is the largest city in Alaska, USA, furthest from the equator.
Answer and Explanation: The US state closest to the equator is Hawaii. At its southernmost tip, the island state has a latitude of almost 19 degrees north….
Hawaii is 1,374.87 miles (2,212.64 km) north of the equator, so it’s in the northern hemisphere.
If you live on the equator, you’ll experience the world’s fastest sunrises and sunsets, all within minutes. These locations also have a constant twelve hour day and night throughout the year, while north or south of the equator day length varies increasingly with the seasons.
But why is the equator very hot and the poles very cold? There are several factors that affect solar radiation in different places on earth. The main factor is that although the sun is over the equator, it is at a fairly oblique angle at the poles.
Why is it hot at the equator and cold at the poles? Sunlight hits the earth most directly at the equator. The curvature of the earth means that sunlight is spread over a larger area the farther you get from the equator. Sunlight hits a smaller area at the equator and therefore heats up quickly compared to the poles.
The distance between Florida and the equator is 6,923.46 miles and 6,012.33 nautical miles.