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

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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.

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 Latitude Lines of Longitude

4 Latitude North Pole Equator 22½ o South45 o South 22½ o North 45 o North67½ o North90 o North

5 Longitude North Pole Prime Meridian 30 o East60 o East 30 o West 60 o West90 o West 120 o West

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