Earth Coloring Pages
Our earth is located on the third orbit in the entire solar system. In high school, I've learned that if the earth gets only slightly closer to the sun, then its fate is going to be a lot similar to Mars. The atmosphere won't be able to protect us from the scorching radiation of the sun. On the other hand, if it gets slightly further from the sun, our earth will be blanketed in thick ice as it's most likely that we'll get winter all year round. It is something precise like this that makes me even more believe that God does exist and he's continuously looking after us.
Anyway, I'm not going to argue with you about whether God really exists or not. In this post, I'm just going to share with you several earth coloring pages. Previously, I've also posted some world map coloring pages too. Perhaps, you want to complete your collection. As we all know too well, the earth is shown as a perfectly round ball in these coloring pages. On its surface, you can see the longest continent, America, and also the driest one, Africa. Speaking of Africa, there appears to be many new green oasis on African desserts. The indigenous people have learned a new and most effective way on how to make the dessert sand fertile and "plantable". I'm happy for them! Anyhow, I hope you enjoy these earth coloring pages.
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Earth Coloring Pages
Fun Facts about Earth
- The Earth is the only inner planet (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) to have one large satellite, the Moon. Mars has two very tiny moons. Mercury and Venus have none.
- If you could separate the Earth out into piles of material, you’d get 32.1 % iron, 30.1% oxygen, 15.1% silicon, and 13.9% magnesium. Of course, most of this iron is actually located at the core of the Earth. If you could actually get down and sample the core, it would be 88% iron. And if you sampled the Earth’s crust, you’d find that 47% of it is oxygen.
- Earth has a powerful magnetic field. This phenomenon is caused by the nickel-iron core of the planet, coupled with its rapid rotation. This field protects the Earth from the effects of solar wind.
- The gravity between the Earth and the Moon causes the tides on Earth. This effect on the Moon means it is tidally locked to Earth – its rotation period is the same as its orbit time so it always presents the same face to Earth.
- Earth is the only planet that has an atmosphere containing 21 percent oxygen. It is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface. It is the only planet in the solar system that has life. Still, the Earth is fragile. Its surface is split into plates (tectonic plates) which float on a rocky mantle – the layer between the surface of the earth, its crust, and its hot liquid core. The inside of the Earth is active and earthquakes, volcanoes and mountain building takes place along the boundaries of the tectonic plates.
- The Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing. This deceleration is happening almost imperceptibly, at approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years, although the rate at which it occurs is not perfectly uniform. This has the effect of lengthening our days, but it happens so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will have increased to 25 hours.
- The Earth was once believed to be the center of the universe. For 2000 years ancient astronomers believed that the Earth was static and had other celestial bodies traveling in circular orbits around it. They believed this because of the apparent movement on the Sun and planets in relation to their viewpoint. This is almost repeated when Flat Earth theory was unveiled.