Longitude and Latitude
Geography Handbook Terms
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
An imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
a line of latitude near but south of the north pole
An invisible line that runs across the 0° line of Longitude heading North and South.
The unit of latitude and longitude lines.
Tropic of Capricorn
a line of latitude about 23 degrees South of the equator
Tropic of Cancer
a line of latitude about 23 degrees north of the equator
International Date Line
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
a line of latitude north of the south pole
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