Latitude and Longitude

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Latitude and Longitude

  1. 1. Latitude and Longitude Positioning on Earth’s Surface
  2. 2. Positioning on Earth’s Surface Using Latitude and Longitude East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole South Pole
  3. 3. Latitude: 900 N to 900 S East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Equator Latitude 00 South Pole
  4. 4. Tropic of Cancer 23.50 North East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Tropic of Cancer Latitude 23.50 North Equator Latitude 00 South Pole
  5. 5. Tropic of Capricorn 23.50 South East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Tropic of Cancer Latitude 23.50 North 21 June st 22nd Sept 20th March Equator Latitude 00 22nd December Tropic of Capricorn Latitude 23.50 South South Pole
  6. 6. Arctic Circle 66.50 North East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Arctic Circle Latitude 66.50 North Tropic of Cancer Latitude 23.50 North Equator Latitude 00 Tropic of Capricorn Latitude 23.50 South South Pole
  7. 7. Antarctic Circle 66.50 South East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Arctic Circle Latitude 66.50 North Tropic of Cancer Equator Latitude 23.50 North 90o 900 Tropic of Capricorn Latitude 00 Latitude 23.50 South Antarctic Circle Latitude 66.50 South South Pole
  8. 8. Longitude: 1800 E to 1800 W East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Prime Meridian 0o Longitude South Pole Longitude: (180oE to 180oW)
  9. 9. Meridians (a.k.a. Longitude Lines) East is the direction of rotation of the Earth North Pole Prime Meridian Longitude: (180oE to 180oW) 0o Longitude Longitude 90o West Longitude 90oEast Longitude 60o West Longitude 30o West Longitude 60o East South Pole Longitude 30o East
  10. 10. Latitude and Longitude Together East is the direction of rotation of the Earth Prime Meridian North Pole Latitude: (90oN to 90oS) Longitude: (180oE to 180oW) 0o Longitude Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn Longitude 90o West Longitude 60o West Longitude 30o West Latitude 23½o North Latitude 0o Latitude 23½o South Longitude 90oEast Longitude 60o East Longitude 30o East South Pole Latitude and Longitude together enable the fixing of position on the Earth’s surface.
  11. 11. References • http://step.nn.k12.va.us/science/ES/Earth_Scie • http://geography.pppst.com/mapskills.html

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