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Determining Location

Latitude distance north or south from the equator measured in degrees (parallels)
Longitude distance east or west from the prime meridian measured in degrees (meridians)
Hemisphere half of a sphere or globe (i.e. Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western)
Equator the parallel of 0 degrees latitude from which other latitudes are calculated
Prime Meridian the meridian of 0 degrees longitude from which other longitudes are calculated
Absolute Location the exact position of a place on the Earth's surface
Northern Hemisphere the half of the Earth that lies above the Equator (Asia, Europe, North America)
Southern Hemisphere the half of the Earth that lies below the Equator (South America, Australia, Antarctica)
Eastern Hemisphere the half of the Earth that lies right of the Prime Meridian (Asia, Australia, Europe)
Western Hemisphere the half of the Earth that lies left of the Prime Meridian (North America, South America)
Created by: ddenson80