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Latitude is the measure, in degrees, of the distance of a location from the equator, which divides the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Longitude is the measure, in degrees, of a location from the prime meri... More »

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Latitude and longitude are read in both degrees and cardinal ordinates. The latitude and longitude of New York City, for example, is 40.6700? N, 73.9400? W. The 40.67 represents the distance in a northern direction that ... More »

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Latitude refers to horizontal lines that indicate a location's distance north or south of the equator. Longitude refers to vertical lines that indicate a location's distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, which is a... More »

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The Earth's Northern and Southern Hemispheres are divided by the equator, which is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees latitude. The Northern Hemisphere consists of most of Asia, northern South America, Europe, North ... More »

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Latitude refers to horizontal lines that indicate a location's distance north or south of the equator. Longitude refers to vertical lines that indicate a location's distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, which is a... More »

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The equator is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees latitude, stretching around the middle of the Earth. It divides the planet into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Daytime at the equator always lasts 12 hours, w... More »

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There are 180 lines of latitude assigned to the surface of the Earth, not including the equator. Latitude is measured as degrees above or below the equator, which sits at zero degrees and acts as the basis for measuremen... More »

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