A D MACKAY © All Rights Reserved

PREVIOUS
NEXT
CONTENTS

THE WANDERINGS OF THE EQUATORIAL

LINE

   

 

During the Jurassic Period, the equator drifted as shown below:-

 

 

 

 

From here the pivot point appeared to maintain its position in the Sahara region of Africa during the Cretaceous and the equatorial corridor continued to swing round in an ant-clockwise direction.

 

In the last forty million years the pivot point has moved southwards through Africa until the equator finally reached its present position.

 

The equatorial corridor has at the same time gradually increased its width. This was due to the Earth receiving more and more solar energy as it approached its present position, closer to the Sun.  

 

 

 

 

57
Page 56
Page 5
Page 58