Earth facts Selected as the most interesting among geology related questions in Geology quiz Why is the ozone hole dangerous?It increases UV radiation. In the ozone layer, ozone molecules absorb UV-B and UV-C radiation - short wavelength forms of ultraviolet that can disrupt organic molecules, producing cancerous changes in living cells.Created by: Riho Ishiiecology facts » In which month is the Earth closest to the Sun?In January. Earth's perihelion occurs around January 3, and the aphelion around July 4. The distance change is about 3.5%, which gives 6.9% increase in solar energy reaching the Earth at perihelion relative to aphelion. Since the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the perihelion, the southern hemisphere receives more energy from the Sun than does the northern over the course of a year. Created by: globalquiz.orgSun facts » If Earth's radius was larger by 1 meter, how much longer would its equator be?By approx 6 meters. For each circle, the length of the circumference is c=2πr. Hence, if a radius grows by 1 meter, the circumference grows by 2 π meters - no matter what the initial value of radius was.Created by: SpikeMemath facts » What is the most common element (by mass) forming the planet Earth?Iron is most abundant in the Earth's outer and inner core, and it is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust.Created by: globalquiz.orgelements facts » What part of the Earth's surface is dry land?29,2%. It is currenlty 29.2% - but it may decrease in the near future due to global warming and sea level rise.Created by: Krzysztof Moskalwater facts » After what is the Jurassic period named?A mountain range in Switzerland. The Jurassic period is named for the Jura Mountains in between France and Switzerland, where many fossils have been found.Created by: Roy ZhuSwitzerland facts » Play geology quiz and see all the questions.