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Longitude and Latitude angle at 12M

  1. Jun 28, 2009 #1
    At longitude = 0 and latitude = 0 what angle does it make at midnight? And where is long=0 located, Greenwich, England?
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  3. Jun 28, 2009 #2


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    This sounds like homework.

    1] What angle do you think it is?
    2] What does midnight have to do with anything?
    3] Correct.
  4. Jun 28, 2009 #3
    What angle does what make?
  5. Jun 28, 2009 #4
  6. Jun 28, 2009 #5


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    What does it refer to?

    The "longitude= 0" meridian passes through Greenwich, England (which is part of London). "Latitude= 0" is, of course the equator.

    The point of "long= 0, lat= 0" is in the Atlantic Ocean, about 380 miles (611 kilometers) south of Ghana and 670 miles (1078 km) west of Gabon.
  7. Jun 28, 2009 #6


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    Also, if it is homework, make sure that "12M" is referring to midnight, and not an altitude (12 Meters or 12 miles).
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