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THE WANDERINGS OF THE EQUATORIAL
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.