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Terrestrial coordinates

The system of latitude and longitude

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Latitude

Imaginary parallel lines that circumscribe the earth from the equator at 0*, to the poles

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Parallels

The parallel lines that are also known as latitude lines

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Polaris or the North Star

the star located directly above the North Pole. It's altitude determines your latitude.

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Crux or the Southern Cross

The constellation found near the celestial South Pole which helped sailors to find their way

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Cartographers

People who study and make maps

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Arctic Circle

Line of latitude located at 66* 33" north latitude. It marks the boundary of the northern frigid zone

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Tropic of Cancer

Line of latitude that is located 23.5* north of the equator. Northern boundary of where the sun's rays fall verically

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Equator

Line of latitude located at 0*. Circumscribes the earth at its widest point

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Tropic of Capricorn

Line of latitude that is located 23.5* south of the equator. Southern boundary of where the sun's rays fall vertically.

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Antarctic Circle

Line of latitude located at 66* 33" south latitude. It marks the boundary of the southern frigid zone.

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Longitude

Imaginary lines that pass north to south through the poles

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Prime Meridian

The Meridian that begins at 0* longitude, passing through Greenwich, England

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International Date Line

Line of longitude located at 180* from the Prime Meridian. It marks the difference between one day and the next.

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Coordinate system

A system that shows a specific point using at least two coordinates