After You’ve Seen These Maps, Your Image of the World Will Never Be the Same Again!


We at Bright Side found out a lot of fascinating new things here. Take a look, and see for yourself.

The true size of Greenland

Let’s first take a look at Greenland. A very large country, right? Almost as big as the entire continent of South America.

But when its position is shifted to the same latitude of the USA, it’s clear that Greenland is nowhere near as big as we thought. And when moved still further to the equator, we can see that it’s nothing special compared to other islands.

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Here’s what would happen if Australia was at the same latitude as Russia and Europe.

It seems that Australia isn’t particularly large. Firstly, this is because it’s close to the equator. Secondly, it’s separated from the other continents and thus difficult to compare with anything else. But take a look at this map…

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Look at how the shape of Australia has changed when it’s moved to the north. This is because it’s now within the Arctic Circle, much closer to the pole, and as a result it becomes stretched.

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