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Lat. and Long.

Latitude and Longitude

Latitude lines are also called... Paralles (Think of a parking lot. The yellow lines are all parallel to each other.)
Longitude lines are also called... Meridians
Latitude lines go East to West or side by side around the world.
Longitude lines go North to South or from the top of the earth to the bottom of the earth.
Latitude lines measure the distance North or South of the equator.
Longitude lines measure the distance East to West of the Prime Meridian
Absolute location Describes the EXACT location of a place using latitude and longitude coordinates.
Relative location Describing what a place is like to help you get to that location. (Example: The Little Eagle Deli is across the street from Dilly's Donut Shop, and is next to Earlingtonn City Park.)
Equator An imaginary line separating the earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Prime Meridian An imaginary line of longitude separating the earth into the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Tropic of Cancer Is North of the equator (23*27'N)
Tropic of Capricorn Is South of the equator (23*27'S)
TRUE OR FALSE: when writing coordinates, longitude ALWAYS comes first FALSE! when writing coordinates, latitude ALWAYS comes first!
Created by: fk2104
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