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Singular Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet Seven of Seven

Worksheet (7 of 7) on Singular Subject Verb Agreement


Scientists use the terms Latitude and Longitude to describe specific locations on the Earth's surface.


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Latitude and Longitude

Latitude runs the distance from the equator to the North or South Pole.The lines of latitude illustrate the imaginary horizontal lines shown on a map extending east to west or west to east. Latitude indicates the location of a place on Earth or other planetary bodies. Latitude corresponds to an angular measurement in degrees marked by the symbol, degree °. Latitude starts from 0° at the equator to 90° at the North and South Pole. It is written 90° S or -90° to denote the South Pole or 90° N or +90° representing the North Pole. All latitude lines are parallel to the equator. Lines of latitude correspond to small circles around the Earth's surface. Latitude lines appear horizontal. The equator has a latitude of 0° and divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.

Longitude represents a measure of the distance east to west from the reference line called the prime meridian. The prime meridian stretches from the North Pole to the South Pole and passes through Greenwich, England. The term longitude was chosen because the lines are all the same length and longer than any line of latitude. Even the equator is shorter because Earth is not a perfect sphere. Earth bulges in the middle, giving it a rounded pear-shape. Lines of longitude appear vertical. The line of longitude that passes through the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England establishes the meaning of zero degrees of longitude or the prime meridian. There is no natural starting position for longitude unlike latitude, the equator; therefore, a reference meridian had to be chosen. In 1884 the International Meridian Conference adopted the Greenwich meridian as the universal prime meridian or zero point of longitude. Longitude is given as an angular measurement ranging from 0° at the prime meridian to +180° eastward and −180° westward.

A specific latitude may be combined with a specific longitude to provide a precise position on the Earth's surface.

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