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History Midterm

flashcards for midterm of 2014 for social studies

Latitude - measured north and south form equator (0 deg.) - north pole is (90 deg.) form equator (90 deg.) is the maximum for a line of latitude - one degree of latitude is equal to aprx. 70 miles. - latitude - "parallel" - horizontal lines
Longitude - measured east and west form prime meridian (0 deg.) - prime meridian only circles half of world - longitude - "meridian" - vertical lines
Time Zones - 24 time zones in world - contiguous U.S. states are divided into 4 time zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific - Alaska and Hawaii are located in separate time zones
International Date Line - cuts through pacific ocean at aprx. (80 deg.)of longitude -when noon at prime meridian, it is midnight at date line; place that marks start of new day - heading west across date line you gain a day; heading east from Japan to U.S. you lose a day
Created by: sarahg327