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### Earth’S Grid

1. 1. What is the Earth’s Grid?
3. 3. Latitude <ul><li>Latitude lines are the angular distances measured north and south of the Equator . Latitude lines are also know as Parallels. </li></ul><ul><li>The lines become progressively shorter as ones moves toward the North or South Pole. </li></ul><ul><li>The 60 degree latitude lines is very useful for quickly assessing are distortions on maps. It is also on-half the length of the equator. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 60 minutes of latitude between every degree and 60 seconds of latitude between every minute. </li></ul>Next Table of Contents
4. 4. Equator <ul><li>The Equator is the longest Latitude line, it divides the Earth into a north half and a south half. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore it is located halfway between the North Rotational Pole and The South Rotational Pole. </li></ul><ul><li>The Latitude of the Equator is 0 degrees because you measure distances North and South of it. </li></ul><ul><li>The Equator is 25, miles long. </li></ul>Next Table of Contents
5. 5. Review <ul><li>1.) Where is Indianapolis located ? </li></ul><ul><li>Map Answer </li></ul><ul><li>2.) If Indianapolis is situated 15 minutes of its present location, what would its latitude then be? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer </li></ul>Table of Contents