Do gas giants have southern and northern hemispheres?

1 Answer
Oct 15, 2016

Yes. All planets have northern and southern hemispheres defined in terms of their rotation.


We define the north pole of a planet as the pole of the planet that's north of the invariable plane around which planetary orbits are clustered ( North of this plane is in turn defined as the same side as our own North Pole. Northern and southern hemispheres are then defined accordingly.