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Geography 5A

Unit 1 - Geography

Equator Imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (left to right)at 0 degrees
Prime Meridian Imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole (up and down) and divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at 0 degrees. Runs through Greenwich, England
Latitude Imaginary lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator. (left to right)
Longitude Imaginary lines that run north to south from North Pole to South Pole (up and down)
Parallels Another name for lines of latitude. Lines that run from left to right around the world.
Meridians Another name for lines of longitude. Lines that run up and down around the world.
Orbit The path followed by the Earth as it travels around the Sun (24 hours = 1 day)
Revolution A full orbit of the Earth around the Sun (365 days=1 year)
Rotation The spinning motion of the Earth
Compass Rose Directional finder on the map labeled N,S,E,W
Climate Region An area of the earth with similar type of weather
Created by: ascogna



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