## How far is it from pole to pole?

Using those measurements, the equatorial circumference of Earth is about 24,901 miles (40,075 km). However, from pole to pole — the meridional circumference — Earth is only 24,860 miles (40,008 km) around.

## How long does it take to travel from North Pole to South Pole?

Average direct flight time is 24 hours 23 minutes. The fastest direct flight from North Pole to South Pole is 24 hours 23 minutes.

Has anyone walked from the North Pole to the South Pole?

The team nearly drowned during their expedition due to the unseasonable melting of Arctic ice. Their journey made Swan the first man to walk to both the North and South Poles, unassisted.

What is the straight line distance from Earth’s south to North Pole?

approximately 6,215 miles
The distance from the Equator to either the North Pole or the South Pole is approximately 6,215 miles (10,000 km).

### How many diameters is the earth?

12,742 km
Earth/Diameter
Its diameter (the distance from one side to the other through Earth’s center) is 7,926 miles (about 12,756 kilometers). Earth is slightly smaller when measured between the North and South Poles which gives a diameter of 7,907 miles (12,725 kilometers).

### Can you travel from the North Pole to the South Pole?

Today, it’s possible to travel to both the North Pole and the South Pole. It’s not cheap. Those two trips will each set you back between \$30,000 and \$100,000, but it’s a lot cheaper than it used to be. Those journeys will also put you in a very exclusive club.

Why do planes not fly north to south?

Answer: It is shorter to fly the Great Circle route than a straight line due to the circumference of the earth being so much greater at the equator than near the poles. Q: Captain, I often follow trans-Atlantic flights between Europe and the USA.

Can planes fly over the South Pole?

Few airlines fly between cities having a great circle route over Antarctica. Hypothetically, flights between South Africa and New Zealand, or between Perth, Australia, and certain destinations in South America (including Buenos Aires and São Paulo), would overfly Antarctica, but no airline has scheduled such flights.

## Who has visited both poles?

Roald Amundsen is the first person to have reached both the South Pole and the North Pole. He led the Antarctic expedition of 1910-12, which was the first to reach the South Pole, on Dec 14, 1911, a month ahead of the American expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott.

## Which Pole is colder and why?

The Short Answer: Both the Arctic (North Pole) and the Antarctic (South Pole) are cold because they don’t get any direct sunlight. However, the South Pole is a lot colder than the North Pole.

Is India near the equator?

India is situated north of the equator between 8°4′ north to 37°6′ north latitude and 68°7′ to 97°25′ east longitude. India measures 3,214 km (1,997 mi) from north to south and 2,933 km (1,822 mi) from east to west. It has a land frontier of 15,200 km (9,445 mi) and a coastline of 7,516.6 km (4,671 mi).

Which country is closest to the equator?

13 Countries That Lie on the Equator

• São Tomé and Principe.
• Gabon.
• Republic of the Congo.
• The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
• Uganda.
• Kenya.
• Somalia.
• Maldives.