Sunday, March 13, 2011

lines of longitude

Lines of longitude

Lines of longitude

The longitude of a location is a measure of the angle that its meridian

The longitude of a location is a measure of the angle that its meridian

longitude.JPG What is depicted in the diagram above?

longitude.JPG What is depicted in the diagram above?

Lines of longitude measure how far east or west a place is.

Lines of longitude measure how far east or west a place is.

Lines of longitude measure distance east or west of the prime meridian.

Lines of longitude measure distance east or west of the prime meridian.

The heavy lines are the lines of longitude and latitude on the map.

The heavy lines are the lines of longitude and latitude on the map.

Explain the difference between latitude and longitude and show them on a map

Explain the difference between latitude and longitude and show them on a map

Measurement of Longitude lines.

Measurement of Longitude lines.

The ones that go up and down are longitude lines. (click for image) The ones

The ones that go up and down are longitude lines. (click for image) The ones

 of latitude and the vertical (pink) lines represent lines of longitude.

of latitude and the vertical (pink) lines represent lines of longitude.

 painted on earth we would see and cross over red lines of longitude as

painted on earth we would see and cross over red lines of longitude as

On the globe every 15° line

On the globe every 15° line

 Latitude and Longitude Lines

Latitude and Longitude Lines

We could then draw the lines of longitude for every angle between 0° E and

We could then draw the lines of longitude for every angle between 0° E and

All other lines of longitude are

All other lines of longitude are

They are called the lines of longitude. The line of longitude lying on 0° is

They are called the lines of longitude. The line of longitude lying on 0° is

The intersection of two imaginary lines, longitude and latitude,

The intersection of two imaginary lines, longitude and latitude,

Lines of longitude (Image) Imaginary lines that run from pole to pole are

Lines of longitude (Image) Imaginary lines that run from pole to pole are

 the knowledge of the length of one degree along a line of longitude

the knowledge of the length of one degree along a line of longitude

All other lines of longitude are sinusoidal curves.

All other lines of longitude are sinusoidal curves.

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