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What imaginary lines on the Earth go from North to south?
Meridians. Imaginary lines that run north and south on a map from pole to pole. Meridians express degrees of longitude, or how far a place is away from the prime meridian.
What is an imaginary line measuring North and south?
Latitude and Longitude Vocabulary. Degrees – the unit for measuring distance on a map. Equator – imaginary line separating the northern and southern hemispheres.
What is the imaginary line from the North Pole to the South Pole?
The equator is an imaginary line drawn right around Earth’s middle, like a belt. It divides Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Another imaginary line drawn straight through Earth connecting the North Pole to the South Pole is Earth’s axis of rotation.
What are the imaginary lines that run West to East called?
Any location on Earth is described by two numbers— its Latitude and its Longitude. The imaginary lines that run from East to West are called Parallels or Lines of Latitude. The imaginary lines that run North to South from the poles are called Meridians or the lines of Longitude.
What imaginary lines are North and south of the equator?
The imaginary lines circling the globe in an east-west direction are called the lines of latitude (or parallels, as they are parallel to the equator). They are used to measure distances north and south of the equator. The lines circling the globe in a north-south direction are called lines of longitude (or meridians).
What are the 3 imaginary lines around the Earth called?
What are the imaginary lines on Earth?
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. Each meridian measures one arcdegree of longitude. The distance around the Earth measures 360 degrees.