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Absolute Location. Introduction . Lines of latitude and longitude are a grid of imaginary lines that cross the Earth. These lines help us to find exact locations on the Earths surface. Why do you think latitude and longitude are important?. Latitude.

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Absolute Location

Introduction
• Lines of latitude and longitude are a grid of imaginary lines that cross the Earth.
• These lines help us to find exact locations on the Earths surface.
• Why do you think latitude

and longitude are important?

Latitude
• Lines of latitude run around the earth from East to West, parallel to the equator.
• The equator is an imaginary line that runs around the center of the earth from East to West. (like the Earth’s belt)
Longitude
• Lines of longitude run around the earth from North to South. These lines are not parallel and will intersect at the north and south poles.
• The prime meridian is

considered the center

line in dealing with

Longitude.

Hemispheres
• The Earth is divided into four hemispheres.
• The equator divides the earth into North and South hemispheres
• The prime meridian divides the earth into East and West hemispheres.
Hemispheres
• Every location on Earth will be located in exactly two hemispheres.
• Which hemispheres are we in?