Presentation on theme: "MERIDIANS AND PARALLELS"— Presentation transcript:
1MERIDIANS AND PARALLELS A series of imaginary vertical and horizontal lines enables us to identify the exact location of places on Earth.
2Meridians are semicircles which go from one pole to the other Meridians are semicircles which go from one pole to the other. The prime meridian, or Greenwich meridian (0º), is the point of reference for other meridians.
3Parallels are circles which are perpendicular to the meridians Parallels are circles which are perpendicular to the meridians. The equator is the most important parallel and is the point of reference for the other parallels.
4Other important parallels, from north to south, are: The Arctic Circle