Unravelling the history of Earth and Humans
Know your planet within 5 minutes.
In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth and is one of the Greek aboriginal deities. Gaia is considered an ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess. Homo sapiens is the only extant human species. It is a Latin name for 'wise man' and given by Carl Linnaeus.
TheGaiaSapiens is an endeavor to express an invaluable relation of humans with Mother Earth. Commandeering the title of Wise Man amongst all the human species that ever appeared on the Earth, it is our responsibility to understand the functioning and essence of securing her. To understand such aspects of our planet, no field of sciences other than Geology can be of much use.
TheGaiaSapiens is more than an educational blog. It is an expression of responsibility that we feel in making a general audience comfortable with several ideas of the field in easy words. This blogging site will, no doubt, be very helpful to the students of geological background as well as a non-geological background in their preparation for various competitive exams and the development of interesting insights of the Earth Science.
TheGaiaSapiens will try to uncover the geological features of India and then of the world.
Earth orbits around the Sun in 365.25 days. 0.25 days add to form 1 day after 4 years resulting in the leap year.
Earth completes its rotation about its axis in 23 hours 56 minutes, defining days and nights.
Earth's axis of rotation is 23.5 degrees inclined from the normal to the elliptical equatorial plane of planets, giving rise to the seasons on the planet.
On two days of the year- Equinoxes, both the hemisphere is equally illuminated by the Sun.
Whichever hemisphere is close to the Sun experiences summer, while the one away from the Sun experiences winter.
The reason why India and Australia experience complete different season is due to the inclination of Earth about its axis.