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Latitude and Longitude. VAV 2004. Latitude lines run across the map measured in degrees north and south of the Equator they are parallel decrease in length towards the Poles. Longitude lines run up and down the map measured in degrees east and west of the Greenwich Meridian

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latitude and longitude2
Latitude lines

run across the map

measured in degrees

north and south

of the Equator

they are parallel

decrease in length towards the Poles

Longitude lines

run up and down the map

measured in degrees

east and west

of the Greenwich Meridian

they converge at the Poles

they are all the same length

Latitude and Longitude….
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Time goes behind

Time goes ahead

West

East

180º

North

Sun does not rise on 21 Dec

66½º

Arctic Circle

Tropic of Cancer

Sun overhead 21 June

23½º

Equator

Sun overhead 21 December

23½º

Tropic of Capricorn

International Date Line

Greenwich Meridian

Antarctic Circle

Sun does not rise on 21 June

66½º

South