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1

Latitude lines run from _______ to _______.

Latitude lines run from EAST to WEST.

2

Longitude lines run from _______ to _______.

Longitude lines run from NORTH to SOUTH.

3

Describe the shape of the earth:

SPHERICLE

4

What can the earth be represented on?

○ Map
○ Globe

5

Latitude:

The angular distance of a place North and South of the equator. (Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn)

Measured in Degree and Minutes

6

Latitudes are also called

Parallels

7

The angle of each line of latitude is measured from ________________________________________

The angle of each line of latitude is measured from AN IMAGINARY POINT IN THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH.

8

The equator is at ____°

9

Latitude arcs get SMALLER/BIGGER/STAY THE SAME the further away they get from the equator

Latitude arcs get SMALLER the further away they get from the equator

10

On what degree latitude is the Arctic circle?

66°N

11

On what Degree Latitude is the Tropic of cancer?

23.5°N

12

On what degree latitude is the Tropic of Capricorn?

23.5°S

13

Longitude:

the angular distance of a place east or west of the Greenwich Meridian/ Prime Meridian

Measured in Degrees or minutes

14

Lines of Longitude are also called:

meridians

15

Lines of Longitude are drawn from _________ to ________ of the __________ ___________.

Lines of Longitude are drawn from EAST to WEST of the GREENWICH MERIDIAN.

16

Lines of Longitude pass though the __________ and _________ _________.

Lines of Longitude pass though the NORTH and SOUTH POLES.

17

What is the Greenwich Meridian

it is the 0° line of longitude

18

Why is the Greenwich meridian important?

it is where the world time zones are calculated

19

How many degrees of longitude are there?

360°

20

How many lines of longitude are there on the East?

180°

21

How many lines of longitude are there on the West?

180°

22

What is the biggest line of latitude?

the Equator

23

What line of latitude is the North pole on?

90°N

24

What line of latitude is the South pole on?

90°S

25

Why are 180°E and 180°W the same line?

Because there are only 360° degrees in longitude on the globe so if you go to the east or west 180° it will give the location the international dateline