Map Skills. Latitude and Longitude. Equator An imaginary line that goes around the middle of the Earth at its widest point. Divides the Earth into 2 hemispheres Northern and Southern Hemisphere = half a round object “Hemi” = half “Sphere” = round object. Northern Hemisphere.
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Latitude and Longitude
Meridian = another name for longitude
MEASURES = East and West of the Prime Meridian
RUNS = North and South around the globeLongitude
What do you notice about the lines near the North and South Poles?