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WH Geo Terms #2

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Latitude the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface,
Longitude angular distance east or west on the earth's surface,
North Pole the end of the earth's axis of rotation, marking the northern point on the earth.
Prime Meridian the meridian running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is reckoned
South Pole the southern end of the earth's axis, the southern point on earth.
Equator the great circle of the earth that is at an equal distance from the North Pole and South Pole.
Tropic of Cancer The parallel of latitude 23°27′ north of the equator, the northern boundary of the Torrid Zone, and the most northerly latitude at which the sun can shine directly overhead.
Tropic of Capricorn the parallel of latitude that is approximately 23.5 degrees north of the equator and that is the northernmost latitude reached by the overhead sun
Syria Question Thousands of Europeans are crossing borders to escape the war country of Syria thanks to ISIS. A group of men found some people from Turkey on little rafts.
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