# You asked: Why don’t we feel upside down in Australia?

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Australia is as much on top of the earth as the north pole or Chicago. … Because gravity pulls everyone towards the center of the Earth – if you’re on “the other side” then “down” is still towards the center of the Earth. So they may be upside-down compared to you – but you’re equally upside down compared to them.

## Why don’t we feel upside down in Australia?

For objects like the Earth, the force exerted by the Earth’s mass pulls objects in the direction of the Earth’s centre. This means that wherever you are on the Earth, the force is always “down” into the ground. That’s what keeps everything on Earth “right-side up”, even those in Australia!

## Why don’t you feel upside down in the southern hemisphere?

It looks upside down because now your feet are pointed in the same direction (generally) as people in the southern hemisphere, and it’s backwards because YOU reversed left-and-right. “But I don’t FEEL upside-down when I go to Australia.” The reason is – you have a brain.

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## Is Australia at the bottom of the world?

If you look at a map of the world, you will notice that there is more land to the north of the equator. There is, therefore, more dirt north of the equator. That area is therefore heavier than the south side, it falls to the bottom and therefore Australia is on the top, Europe on the bottom.

## Are Australian maps upside down?

The simple answer to the question was this: It isn’t upside-down at all. In a flip of convention, my giant, framed world map displays the southern hemisphere — Australia included — at the top. It’s a twist, but not strictly speaking a distortion.

## Which is wider Australia or the moon?

Although the Moon is about as wide as Australia, it is actually much bigger when you think in terms of surface area. … The land area of Australia is some 7.69 million square kilometers. By contrast, the surface area of the Moon is 37.94 million square kilometres, close to five times the area of Australia.

## Why don’t we fall into the center of the Earth?

The reason that objects don’t fall to the center of the earth is that the force of gravity is balanced by the “normal force.” Basically, this force arises because the forces between molecules in the ground are strong enough that molecular bonds aren’t broken when we step on them.

## Does Australia see the moon upside down?

In Australia, the Moon is “upside down” from the point of view of northern hemisphere viewers. We see a jolly man’s face in the full moon, while their guy looks a bit alarmed. The dark and light patches on the Moon’s surface are reminders of its hectic past.

## Does it rain upside down in Australia?

The conditions are so extreme that what have been described as ‘reverse waterfalls’ were seen at Kurnell in Sydney on Sunday, with strong winds whipping water up and over cliffs. … Subscribe to RT!

## Is the earth perfectly round?

Even though our planet is a sphere, it is not a perfect sphere. Because of the force caused when Earth rotates, the North and South Poles are slightly flat. Earth’s rotation, wobbly motion and other forces are making the planet change shape very slowly, but it is still round.

## Why is Australia not an island?

At about 3 million square miles (7.7 million square km), Australia is the smallest continent on Earth. … According to Britannica, an island is a mass of land that is both “entirely surrounded by water” and also “smaller than a continent.” By that definition, Australia can’t be an island because it’s already a continent.

## What makes Australia dangerous?

What makes Australia such a hostile country? The Sun – Australia lies under a hole in the ozone layer, and ultraviolet rays burn the skin like nothing else. That’s why Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Snakes – 21 of the 25 venomous snake species live in Australia.

## What country is at the bottom of the earth?

Antarctica

Area 14,200,000 km² 5,500,000 sq mi
Population 1,000 to 5,000 (seasonal)
Population density <0.01 per km² <0.01 per sq mi
Demonym Antarctic
Internet TLD .aq

## Which country has the most visitors come to Australia?

Top Source Countries For International Tourists To Australia

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Rank Source Country Visitor Count
1 China 1,323,000
2 New Zealand 1,272,000
3 United States 764,000
4 United Kingdom 674,000

## Are our maps wrong?

Size Matters

Locations aren’t the only way our mental maps can be wrong; we also have misconceptions about the relative size of things. This may be due in part to the nature of two-dimensional maps. Flattening a three-dimensional globe onto a flat surface isn’t possible without some distortion.

## Is North down or up?

“As far as we astronomers can tell, there really is no ‘up’ or ‘down’ in space,” he says. So the answer to the question of which way up is the Earth is simple: it is not any particular way up and there is no good reason other than a historical superiority complex to think of north as being the top of the world.