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Explain why 0 degrees longitude and 180 degrees longitude are not designated east or west?
0 degrees longitude does not have a designation of east or west because it behaves like a mathematical zero. It is neither positive nor negative. It is simply the start. Longitudes run through the north and south poles. Therefore, 0 degrees longitude is actually on the same line of longitude on the other side of the world which is 180 degrees longitude. Since all the longitude lines work like this, 180 degrees is the highest degree of longitude that you can have. Here is where it behaves just like 0 degrees because it cannot be any larger than 180 degrees. There is no need to say whether it is east or west then.
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Because either way it would still be the same. There is only a maximum of 180 degrees longitude. If you move 180 degrees east and 180 degrees west, you will still end up at th…e same place, so there is no need to designate east or west for it.
True or false is the points east of the prime meridian are located between 0 degree and 180 degrees east longitude?
0 degrees latitude is the equator and 0 degrees longitude is prime meridian
Longitude measures east and west as it runs north-south through the Earth from the North and South Poles, dividing Earth into the eastern and western hemispheres.
One gains a day and from east to west one looses a day.
Yes, all points east and west of the Prime Meridian are both between 0 and 180 degrees longitude because there are a total of 360 degrees of longitude on a globe divided into …180 degrees on each of the eastern and western hemispheres.
0 degrees longitude, known as the Prime Meridian is a line running from the North Pole to the South Pole that passes through Greenwich England.
-- The "Prime Meridian" marks zero longitude. -- The "180 th meridian" marks 180Â° longitude. The International Dateline is either on or relatively near the 180 th me…ridian at any given latitude on it.
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Because if you are at 0 degrees at one point, you haven't gone either way so on a map you would still be at zero therefore you are not at a desegnated east or west you are sti…ll at the prime meridian
Because it is where east and west are measured from. Sort of like zero is neither positive nor negative.:)
The international date line is opposite the prime meridian. It is at 180 degrees longitude, although it bends and twists around some islands and such things.
Simply because it doesn't matter in either case. -- Zero east or zero west puts you on the Prime Meridian either way. (Beginning on the Prime Meridian, you may travel 0° …east or 0° west, as you prefer, and you arrive at the same place either way.) -- 180° is half-way around any sphere. Regardless of which direction you decide to travel from the Prime Meridian, 180° east or 180° west puts you exactly half- way around the Earth, in the same place.
O degrees longitude is the meridian through Greenwich.
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