The Inflating Earth: 3 – Equatorial Bulge

The Earth evidently has a 42.72 kilometre high Equatorial Bulge.

An equatorial bulge is a difference between the equatorial and polar diameters of a planet, due to the centrifugal force of its rotation. A rotating body tends to form an oblate spheroid rather than a sphere.

The Earth has an equatorial bulge of 42.72 km (26.54 mi): that is, its diameter measured across the equatorial plane (12,756.28 km (7,926.38 mi)) is 42.72 km more than that measured between the poles (12,713.56 km (7,899.84 mi)); in other words, anyone standing at sea level on either pole may be 21.36 km closer to the earth’s centrepoint than if standing at sea level on the equator. To get the Earth’s mean radius, these two radii must be averaged.

An often-cited result of Earth’s equatorial bulge is that the highest point on Earth, measured from the center outwards, is the peak of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador, rather than Mount Everest. But since the ocean, like the Earth and the atmosphere, bulges, Chimborazo is not as high above sea level as Everest is.

The Equatorial Bulge is clearly visualised in the Earth shape models produced by Curtin University.

Earth’s shape with water
The shape of the Earth with water.

Earth’s shape without water
The shape of the Earth without water.

Western Australian Centre for Geodesy
Curtin University

There are two very intriguing aspects of the Equatorial Bulge.


The additional mass of the 42.72 kilometre Equatorial Bulge implies that Newtonian gravity is stronger around the Equator. However, as previously highlighted, the mainstream gravity models are based upon gravity being [contrarily] stronger at the poles.

This falsification of Newton’s gravitational theory is generally hidden from view [by the mainstream] by publishing “gravity anomaly” maps [which do not show real gravity readings].

Variations of gravity accelerations over Earth's surface

Variations of gravity accelerations over Earth’s surface. Azimuthal equidistant projection with a central meridian of 0° longitude (left) and 180° (right). Map is based on data from EGM2008 (Pavlis et al., 2008), features at scales short ~10 km not modelled.

Western Australian Centre for Geodesy
Curtin University


The additional mass of the Equatorial Bulge is clearly reflected in the continental topography of South America, Africa and Australia [see “The shape of the Earth without water” above].

In other words, the continental land masses of South America, Africa and Australia have the Equatorial Bulge [of between 5 and 10 kilometres] “hard wired” into their crustal structures.

The African continent, for example, clearly has a continental “bulge” [or “dome”] that is raised about 10 kilometres above the Equator [and then clearly “tapers off” to the North and South of the Equator].

However, the South American and Australian continents are shaped rather differently because their “bulges” are “hard wired” into the North of the continents before they “taper off” to the South.

Clearly, the continental “bulges” of South America, Africa and Australia are currently aligned so that their “continental bulges” form the “Equatorial Bulge”.

Unfortunately, the “continental bulges” become a major problem for the mainstream reconstruction of Pangaea because the “continental bulges” do not form an “Equatorial Bulge”.

However, a reconstruction of Pangaea [that takes into account the “continental bulges”] indicates that the “continental bulges” previously formed a large “Southern Hemisphere Bulge”.
Pangaea Bulge

The clear implication of the “Southern Hemisphere Bulge” is that the Earth was then spinning on its side and the southern half of the globe received constant sunshine.

Based upon the Earth’s current configuration there is clear evidence that:

1) The continents forming the “Southern Hemisphere Bulge” have been mechanically realigned [re-balanced] as the Earth Inflated so that they now form an “Equatorial Bulge”.

2) The realignment of the “continental bulges” towards the [current] Equator has contributed towards the realignment of the Earth’s axial tilt.

Additionally, the map of “Human Skin Colour” clearly indicates:

3) The break-up of Pangaea occurred within the timeline of “human history”.


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