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What is the Equator?
The equator is an imaginary line that goes around Earth and divides it into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. (It is a line of latitude and is at 0°)
The length of Earth's equator is about 24,873.6 miles (40,030.2 Km).
Due to the direct way the sun shines, locations on and near the equator are almost always warm. Because of this, year-round heat, there are only two seasons at the equator- the rainy and dry season. Tropical rainforests are also located near or at the equator.
Unlike other locations on Earth, the length of the day at the equator remains generally constant- about 12 hours long.