Getting More Specific with Latitude and Longitude
|Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM|
Latitude lines are horizontal lines (---) that are measured by their distance from the Equator.
Latitude lines help determine climate.
The closer you are to the Equator, the warmer your climate will be.
The further you are from the Equator, the colder your climate will be.
There are 3 latitude zones:
Low (0º - 23.5º in the northern and southern hemispheres – between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn). Think low numbers.
Middle (23.5º - 66.5º in both hemispheres – between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the northern hemisphere, and between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle in the southern hemisphere.
High (66.5º - 90º in both hemispheres – between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole in the northern hemisphere, and between the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole in the southern hemisphere).
Longitude lines are vertical lines (|) that are measured by their distance from the Prime Meridian.
Longitude lines generally (not always) serve as boundaries for time zones.
Remember, when providing coordinates for a location on earth, latitude comes before longitude (21° N, 103° E).
Still don't quite get Latitude and Longitude? Check out this video.
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