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What is the name of the imaginary line that runs through Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole?

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What is the name of the imaginary line that runs through Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole?

Here’s a sketch that can help us think about this. This imaginary line is what the Earth turns around. This line that Earth rotates around is called its axis.

The imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole about which Earth turns is called its axis.

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