The Equator

## What is 0 degree latitude and is a great circle?

The Equator is at 0°, and the North Pole and South Pole are at 90° north and 90° south, respectively. The Equator is the longest circle of latitude and is the only circle of latitude which also is a great circle.

## What is found at the maximum latitudes?

Lines of latitude (parallels) run east-west around the globe and are used to measure distances NORTH and SOUTH of the equator. Since the equator is 0�, the latitude of the north pole, 1/4 of the way around the globe going in a northerly direction, would be 90�N. This is the highest latitude possible.

## What is the minimum latitude?

Latitudes are supposed to be from -90 degrees to 90 degrees, but areas very near to the poles are not indexable. So exact limits, as specified by EPSG:900913 / EPSG:3785 / OSGEO:41001 are the following: Valid longitudes are from -180 to 180 degrees.২৮ মে, ২০১৪

## How long is a degree of latitude?

approximately 364,000 feet

## Why is the international date line at 180 degrees?

The 180-degree meridian was chosen because it runs mostly through open ocean in the central Pacific, zigging and zagging to keep nearby nations on their own day and date. So the choice of 180 degrees was arbitrary, but it established the IDL in use today.৩১ আগস্ট, ২০১৮

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## Why are latitudes parallel but not of the same size?

The lines of latitude are not all equal in length. It is because they are complete circles that remain equidistant from each other. Tthe lines of latitude vary in size from the longest at the equator to the smallest, which are just single points, at the North and South Poles.১০ মার্চ, ২০১৯

## What decreases as we move away from the equator?

In any sphere the circumference is lengthier at 0°. So equator is lengthiest latitude and the degree increases or move away from equator to pole the circumference of globe decreases hence latitudinal length also decreases. The length of a parallel increases as we move away from the poles towards the equator.

## What happens if we move away from the equator?

Latitude: Temperature range increases with distance from the equator. Also, temperatures decrease as you move away from the equator. This is because the suns rays are dispersed over a larger area of land as you move away from the equator. This is due to the curved surface of the earth.

## Why does it become colder as we move away from the equator?

The hottest temperatures on Earth are found near the equator. This is because the sun shines directly on it for more hours during the year than anywhere else. As you move further away from the equator towards the poles, less sun is received during the year and the temperature becomes colder.

## How does the distance from the equator affect climate?

The distance from the equator affects the climate of a place. At the poles, energy from the sun reaches the Earth’s surface at lower angles and passes through a thicker layer of atmosphere than at the equator. This means the climate is cooler further from the Equator.

## Why are temperatures higher at the equator?

When the sun’s rays strike Earth’s surface near the equator, the incoming solar radiation is more direct (nearly perpendicular or closer to a 90˚ angle). Therefore, the solar radiation is concentrated over a smaller surface area, causing warmer temperatures.২ ডিসেম্বর, ২০১৯