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the study of Earth's natural features
one of 7 large landmasses of Earth
a naturally formed feature of Earth's land surface, such as an island, a mountain, or a plateau.
the skills and methods used in the making of maps
half of a sphere or globe
The number of degrees north or south of the equator. Lines run east and west across the globe and they NEVER meet.
3D circle of the earth (globe)
the number of degrees east or west of the prime meridian; lines meet at the north and south poles.
an imaginary line that separates the Northern and Southern hemispheres (0 degrees latitude)
an imaginary line that separates the Eastern and Western hemispheres (0 degrees longitude)
International Date Line
an imaginary line that separates one day from the next; it is on the opposite side of Earth from the prime meridian (roughly 180 degrees longitude)
Tropic of Cancer
farthest limit North where the sun appears directly overhead (23 ½ degrees North of the Equator)
Tropic of Capricorn
farthest limit South where the sun appears directly overhead (23 ½ degrees South of the Equator)
zones that separate time throughout the world
an imaginary line that runs directly through the earth around which the Earth rotates
rivers in the ocean
an imaginary line located 66 ½ degrees north of the equator
an imaginary line located 66 ½ degrees south of the equator
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