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1 Calculating Murfreesboro’s Location
What is our Latitude and Longitude?

2 Basic Learning Goals To understand how latitude and longitude are used to locate points-of-interest on the Earth’s surface. To design an experiment that utilizes the Uranidrome to measure Murfreesboro’s latitude and longitude. Go to the Uranidrome, take data, and make your calculations. Hit "Esc" to exit!

3 Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and longitude represent coordinates that permit one to identify a specific location on the Earth’s surface. Latitude is the number of degrees north or south of the equator. Longitude is the number of degrees east or west of the prime meridian. Lines of Longitude Lines of Latitude

4 Latitude Latitude North Pole 90o North 67½o North 22½o North 45o North
Equator 22½o South 45o South

5 Longitude Longitude North Pole Prime Meridian 60o East 30o East
30o West 60o West 90o West 120o West

6 Murfreesboro's Latitude?
Murfreesboro's Longitude?

7 The End Hit “Esc” to exit.

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