# Latitude and Longitude Notes

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Latitude and Longitude Notes

Latitude and Longitude
• Are imaginary lines on a map • They help you to pin point an exact location on a map

Latitude Tells you how far NORTH or SOUTH of the equator you are. 0 (zero) degrees latitude is called the EQUATOR.

10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 15 45 75 105 120 135 150 165 180 E F G H North South

Longitude Tells you how far EAST or WEST of the prime meridian you are. 0 (zero) degrees longitude is called the PRIME MERIDIAN.

Longitude 180 degrees Longitude = International Dateline
Time Zones Imaginary lines extending from the North and South Pole. Measured degrees, E & W of the Prime Meridian (0 degrees) 180 degrees Longitude = International Dateline

10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 15 45 75 105 120 135 150 165 180 E F G H West East

42° 43’48”N by 78° 49’43”W When you are given the location this way LATITUDE is always listed FIRST and LONGITUDE is listed SECOND.

Brain Pop – Latitude and Longitude
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Plot the Following Points on Your Map
C A 25°N, 100°W 80°S, 65°W B D 30°S, 100°E 45°N, 105°E

10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 15 45 75 105 120 135 150 165 180 E F G H

On the coordinate system, plot the coordinates given in your notes:
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 15 45 75 105 120 135 150 165 180 E F G H D A B C

State the coordinates for each of the letters in the figure above:
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 15 45 75 105 120 135 150 165 180 E F G H 20°N, 75°E 65°N, 50°W 70°S, 15°E 10°S, 135°W