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Why is North Pole not visible on Google Maps?
There’s a couple of reasons why the ice around the North Pole is not shown on Google Maps. Icy Greenland. A commonly cited reason is that the Arctic ice cap is floating on open ocean; there’s no land underneath that reaches sea level. Antarctica, on the other hand, does conceal land above sea level.
Why are there no pictures of the poles?
Because of the location of Antarctica and because the rest of the year there isn’t enough sunlight at the poles for the satellites to see the land, images can only be taken from December through March, the summer season. Images like these will be free and accessible to scientists for their research.
Where is the exact top of the earth?
The North Pole
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.
Why can’t we see the North Pole?
Unlike Antarctica, there’s no land at the North Pole. Instead it’s all ice that’s floating on top of the Arctic Ocean. Over the past four decades, scientists have seen a steep decline in both the amount and thickness of Arctic sea ice during the summer and winter months.
What happened to the North Pole?
Magnetic north was drifting at a rate of up to about 9 miles (15 km) a year. Since the 1990s, however, the drift of Earth’s magnetic north pole has turned into “more of a sprint,” scientists say. Its present speed is about 30 to nearly 40 miles a year (50-60 km a year) toward Siberia.
Is there a top and bottom of Earth?
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.
Antarctica. The bottom of the world.
Why doesn’t Google Maps show the north and South Poles?
The real reason that the north and south poles look different is that the south pole is covered by a giant land mass, while the north pole isn’t. Google Maps shows neither the north pole nor the south pole.
Why do the north and South Poles look different on Earth?
The real reason that the north and south poles look different is that the south pole is covered by a giant land mass, while the north pole isn’t. For a better view of things, open up Google Earth, which has a much more intuitive visualization of the poles.
Why can’t I see elev 0 on Google Earth?
Without that Google Earth is flat and you will see elev 0 everywhere. If using Windows, make sure the bottom of the Google Earth window hasn’t slipped behind the Windows task bar. If you maximise the Google Earth Window that should solve that problem. Our automated system analyzes replies to choose the one that’s most likely to answer the question.
Why doesn’t Google Earth Show ice on top of mountains?
In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any ice up there at all. Because you are not looking at any image there. That is why. Google Earth uses photos composited from many different sources. In wilderness areas with little of interest, you can zoom in all you want to but the photos remain low resolution and you cannot make much out.