Latitude and longitude visualised
Latitude and longitude are a pair of coordinates used for measuring and communicating positions directly on the Earth.
The first model illustrated here serves as a useful reference indicating 10° latitude and longitude intervals. The equator, prime meridian and antimeridian are also shown.
This second model demonstrates the angular measurement of latitude and longitude with the centre of the Earth as an origin.
Latitudes measure an angle north and south from the equator (an angle or latitude of 30° is shown here), while longitudes are an angle from the prime meridian, measured east and west.
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