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Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and Longitude is one way of expressing absolute location. Houston, TX - They are imaginary lines that circle the globe.
Latitude! 0° 23.5 °N 23.5 °S Remember LAT, lay FLAT.
Latitude! Also known as “parallels” …because they run parallel to each other.
Latitude! Equator - 0° Divides the Earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Longitude! Go up and down, from North Pole to South Pole.
Longitude! Also known as “meridians” … like the Prime Meridian.
Longitude! Divides the Earth into Eastern and Western hemispheres. Prime Meridian - 0°
How do we use latitude and longitude to find a place?
Practice… What continent is at 60°N and 120°W?
Practice… What continent is at 30°S and 150°E?
33° N, 45 ° E 37° N, 105° W 18° S, 127° E
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