There ought to be a park, a reserve, a monument, something to really designate this special place here on our world. But no, just a few souvenir shops and a yellow line across the road but still pretty exciting to stand on the Equator. Bet you have never had your left foot in the Southern Hemisphere while your right foot was in the Northern Hemisphere.(well actually you may have as the Equator passes through about 10 countries)
Come on now, let's get a little excited. This is the equator, you know, that intersection of a sphere's surface with the plane perpendicular to the sphere's axis of rotation and containing the sphere's center of mass.. . . the imaginary line on the Earth's surface equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole that divides the Earth into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere.(That def.'s for you Lincoln and Ethan and Kade)
Here on ther Equator we experience the quickest rates of sunrise and sunset in the world. It is daylight and within 10 minutes it is dark. Same in the morning, it is night and in 10 minutes it is totally light. There are12 hours of day and night throughout the year (or almost).
Well, it was one of those firsts for us, one of many in Africa. Don't think we will forget this first for a while.
Oh, and by the way, it seems that the little experiment is not as valid as we thought . It all depends upon how the water was introduced and the geometric structure of the drain. I could have done with out that little bit of reality - I got pretty enthralled with that experiment.