Learn English – single word for “towards the equator”


Is there a single word for the direction towards the equator wherever you happen to be standing?

Suppose, you wanted to convey the following message:

If you are in the Southern hemisphere, orient yourself facing North; if you are in the Northern hemisphere, orient yourself facing South.

The message appears clumsy. Is there a single word that means "towards the equator"?

Best Answer

There is the single word equatorward but it is mainly used in geographical context.

toward or near the equator

currents flowing equatorward, equatorward winds