Globes and Map Projections

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Question Answer
line of 180 degrees longitudeInternational Date Line
grid systema series of imaginary lines placed on a surface to determine location
latitudea measure of distance north and south of the equator
Arctic Circleline of latitude at 66.5 degrees north
great circle routean imaginary plane which passes through the middle of the earth that divides the earth into hemispheres and is the shortest distance between two points on the earths surface
longitudemeasure of distance east and west of the Prime Meridian
Antarctic Circleline of latitude at 66.5 degrees south
projectiona way to show a sphere on a flat surface
Tropic of Cancerline of latitude at 23.5 degrees south
90 degreesmaximum degrees of latitude
Tropic of Capricornline of latitude at 23.5 degrees south
equatorzero degrees of latitude, divides the earth north and south
hemispherehalf a sphere
absolute locationthe longitude and latitude of a point of the earth's surface
GPSa way to determine your position on Earth using satellites
180 degreesmaximum degrees of longitude
prime meridianzero degrees of longitude, divides the earth east and west

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