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Geological Time

The geologic time is immense! To help you understand, let’s compare it with the passage of a ship through the Panama Canal!

The geologic time is huge! To help you understand it, let’s compare it with a boat crossing the Panama Canal. Generally, it takes 10 hours for a boat to cross the canal. The Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago. In our comparison, every hour of a boat’s journey represents 500 million years in geologic time. Did you noticed that all life in Earth would be equivalent to just the last hour of a boat passage?
Place de cursor over the red dots and you will learn about the different life forms that have been on Earth.