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Is longitude up or down?

Is longitude up or down?

Longitude is the measurement east or west of the prime meridian. Longitude is measured by imaginary lines that run around the Earth vertically (up and down) and meet at the North and South Poles. These lines are known as meridians.

Which way is latitude?

Latitude measures the number of degrees north or south of the equator which has a latitude of 0�. Lines of latitude (parallels) run east-west around the globe and are used to measure distances NORTH and SOUTH of the equator.

Is latitude the top or bottom?

To use latitude and longitude as a measurement, you have to understand that latitude is measured in degrees north (+) and degrees south (-). The equator, or the middle point, measures at zero. The northernmost point reads at 90 degrees North (+) and the southernmost point reads at 90 degrees South (-).

Which is the correct direction of latitude up or down?

Latitude is North – South ( up and down ! Longitude is West – East ( sideways !). Latitude is zero on the equator and positive in the northern hemisphere and negative in the southern hemisphere.

What’s the difference between a latitude and a longitude?

Latitude is horizontal whereas longitude is a vertical line. Latitude runs from east to west whereas longitude runs from the North to the South Pole. The length of latitude varies for its distance from the equator whereas it remains the same for longitude. Does Latitude go up and down? Introduce the concepts of latitude and longitude.

Where do the lines of latitude go vertically?

Latitude runs 0–90° north and south. Longitude runs 0–180° east and west.

How are longitude lines used to measure location?

Longitude lines are a numerical way to show/measure how far a location is east or west of a universal vertical line called the Prime Meridian. This Prime Meridian line runs vertically, north and south, right over the British Royal Observatory in Greenwich England, from the North Pole to the South Pole.