The equator is located at 0 degrees latitude. Because the Earth is widest at the equator, it is the longest line of latitude at 24,901.55 miles. Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that measure degrees north and south ... More »

The equator is important as a reference point for navigation and geography. It's an imaginary line that divides the Earth into two equal halves, and it forms the halfway point between the South Pole and the North Pole at... More »

The galactic equator is a term used by astronomers to describe an imaginary line through the center of the Milky Way's thickness. The Milky Way also has north and south poles that are located perpendicular to the equator... More » Geography Maps & Cartography

The Arctic Circle is located 66.5 degrees north of the equator, which is at 0 degrees latitude. The area directly above the Arctic Circle pertains to the Arctic region, also known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun." More »

Latitude and longitude are listed terms of degrees, minutes and seconds in reference to either the equator, for latitude, or Greenwich, England, for longitude. For instance, the latitude 48?22'34"N is read as 48 degrees,... More »

According to, the Tropic of Cancer is a line of latitude that runs through the Northern Hemisphere, 23.5 degrees north of the equator. Because it encircles the earth, the line also is found in the Eastern and W... More »

The southern tip of Greenland is located at approximately 59 degrees North latitude, so 59 degrees separate the equator, which is 0 degrees latitude, from Greenland's southernmost point. Latitude lines are imaginary line... More »