What is 0 degrees latitude called?

The latitude of zero degrees is called the equator. The equator is an imaginary line that circles the middle of the Earth; it is an equal distance between the North and South Poles. The area above ... Read More »

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What does"42 degrees latitude"mean?

Latitude is a measure of how far north or south a location is from the equator. Degrees latitude are measured starting from the equator. "North" or "south" must also be specified in addition to the... Read More »

How many degrees of latitude are there?

Latitude is measured in degree lines that run parallel to the equator. Both poles are at 90 degrees latitude. The equator is zero degrees latitude. When the equator is added to the 90 degrees in bo... Read More »

Where is zero degrees latitude?

Latitude is used as a way to measure the distance of locations on the Earth from the equator--an imaginary line that circles the Earth at equal distances from both the south and north pole. Since t... Read More »

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