Latitude and Longitude. How do we find places on maps?. Latitude. What is Latitude? Lines of Latitude run horizontally Latitude is measured in degrees. The Equator is 0 degrees Latitude. Lines of Latitude locate places North or South of the Equator.
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Latitude and Longitude
How do we find places on maps?
What is Latitude?
Places located east of the Prime Meridian have an east longitude (E) address. Places located west of the Prime Meridian have a west longitude (W) address.
Prime MeridianThe Prime Meridian (0°) and the 180° line split the earth into the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere.Prime Meridian
Local Time and Universal Time
Local Time- is what we use everyday, and regulates our lives.
Examples of Local Time are: meal time, sleep time, work time, and school time
Universal Time-is what we use when we need a time that is agreed upon marking time world-wide. Exact time
An example when Universal Time was used was when a supernova in 1987 was first seen. Astronomers, and Astronauts use Universal Time..
**Greenwich Mean Time is another name for Universal Time.
The International Dateline was established following the 180th meridian, where ever we cross it the date advances 1 day ( if you are going west), or goes back 1 day (if you are going east).
Time is forward to all places to the east
Time is backward to all places to the west
If it 9 p.m. at Position D, what time is it at position C? Position B?
If it is 1 p.m. at Position X, at which location is the time 5 p.m.
This pictures shows AMERICAN CITIES at night.
It’s still daylight in California
Those light are Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
1.What do lines of Latitude and Longitude combine to make?
2.Compare and Contrast Latitude and Longitude.
Latitude- horizontal, north- south, parallels
Longitude- vertical, east-west, meridians
3.What is 0 degrees Latitude?
4.What is 0 degrees Longitude?
5.How many time zones do we have in the U.S.A.?
4- Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific
6. Explain the difference between Local Time, and Universal Time.
Local time- used everyday
Universal Time- is used for a planetary event, or for astronomy