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  1. Finding locations on our earth

  2. Latitude and longitude

  3. Lines of latitude • Latitude – measures distance North and South of the equator. Parallels Equator - 0⁰ • Tropic of Cancer – • Tropic of Capricorn – • Arctic Circle • Antarctic Circle • North Pole • South Pole

  4. longitude • Longitude – measurement of distance east and west of the prime meridian. • Meridians • 0 ⁰ Prime Meridian • Greenwich, England • 180 ⁰ International Date Line • Eastern hemisphere – east of 0 ⁰ • Western hemisphere – west of 0 ⁰

  5. Time zones • Time zones are drawn along meridians. • Every 15⁰ longitude = 1 hour in time

  6. Compass Rose – shows direction