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 »

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 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 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 »

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 0 degrees latitude line is called the equator. Latitude lines are parallel lines that are measured in 1 degree increments north and south of the equator. Latitude lines are measured either 0 to 90 degrees north or 0 ... More » Geography Maps & Cartography

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 »