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Lines of Latitude and Longitude
Latitude Latitude: A line on a map or globe that runs east and west and measures distance north or south of the equator
The Equator Equator: A latitude line around the earth, an equal distance from both poles. Measures 0 degrees Starting point for measuring latitude.
Longitude Longitude: A line on a map or globe that runs north and south and measures distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
Prime Meridian Prime Meridian: the zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. Passes through Greenwich, England
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