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Latitude, Longitude, & Map Reading Utah History
Latitude Latitude: imaginary lines on the earth’s surface that help us measure the distance north & south of the earth’s equator. HORIZONTAL LINES. Tip to remember: think of latitude as the rungs on a ladder. (Ladder sounds like Latitude)
The Equator is the imaginary line around the widest part of the globe. (The middle of the earth) It is 0° Latitude.
Tropic of Cancer & Tropic of Capricorn: Tropic of Cancer: Line of latitude 23. 5 degrees North of the Equator. Half way point between North Pole & Equator Tropic of Capricorn: Line of latitude 23. 5 South of the Equator. Half way point between Equator and Antarctic Circle
Longitude Longitude: imaginary lines on the earth’s surface that run from pole to pole that help us measure the distance east & west of the Prime Meridian. VERTICAL LINES. Tip to remember: think of longitude as long, tall telephone poles (because longitude lines run from pole to pole)
Prime Meridian The Prime Meridian is the imaginary line that is used to measure the longitude east & west. It is 0° Longitude. Runs through Greenwich, England
Compass Rose A figure on maps, charts, etc… to display the orientation of the cardinal directions: North, East, South, West Tip to remember order of the compass rose: NEVER, EAT, SOGGY, WAFFLES!
Review! Latitude: LADDER. North & South degrees. Left to Right Longitude: TELEPHONE POLES. East & West degrees. Up & Down. Using both, we can find any location on earth! Every country, state, and city has a latitude & longitude address! Even in Utah! Let’s Practice!