WorldAllDetails Logo


"Earth is not a sphere"

Earth is not at all resembles with a perfect sphere, but rather with a pumpkin. The poles are slightly flattened and the South Pole is even more pronounced than the North Pole. Therefore it is bulging at the equator. There, sea level is about 20 kilometers far from the center of the Earth than the poles. The reason for this deformation is the Earth's rotation. Scientifically this is why Earth is considered a flattened rotational ellipsoid.
Facts from Univers