Latitude and Longitude. What is Latitude?. Lines of latitude are imaginary lines that run completely around the globe full circles start at the equator at 0 degrees divides the earth into two hemispheres a. Northern Hemisphere b. Southern Hemisphere . Latitude (Continued).
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b. Southern Hemisphere
all lines of latitude are parallel (called parallels)
Latitude and Longitude together make a grid to help you locate your position on the Earth’s surface
For example Woodland Hills High School sits approximately at 40°26’19”N 79°50’13”W