Astronomy Key terms Pt 1

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Poles
the points that the axis of rotation of the Earth passes through
Equator
a circle around the middle of the Earth at equal distances from each pole
Zenith
the point directly above you in the sky
Horizon
an imaginary line where the land meets the sky
Latitude
the angle of a location North or South of the equator
Meridian
an imaginary circle that passes through both poles. The 'prime meridian' goes through Greenwich
Longitude
the angle of a location East or West of the 'prime meridian'