The prime meridian helps to divide the earth into which two hemispheres?
The prime meridian divides earth into the East and West hemispheres.
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The longitude called the Prime Meridian divides the globe into eastern and western hemispheres. Could not the Equator enter into the equation? I thinking the equator has something to do withit. imani0906: we divide the earth into hemispheres in north,south,east and west
Half of the Prime Meridian is in the northern hemisphere, and halfof it is in the southern one. Also, it is half of the boundary line between the eastern andwestern hemispheres, so it's in either both or neither of those.
The prime meridian is a line of longitude. It divides the Earthinto two hemispheres, known as the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Actually, the equator divides the Earth in North and South hemisphers. And is not a subjective "cut" of the Earth.. South from the Equator, the polarity of the Earth is reversed from the northern hemisphere. (Water goes down in a sink from right to left in the north and from left to right in the so…uth). While the prime meridian is a virtual and subjective line created just to be a time reference. But there is no "physical" difference between the East and the West. The Prime meridian could be any parallel lines linking north Pole to South pole. ( Full Answer )
Since the Earth is spherical (shaped like a ball), you can reach any country you're headed for by going either east or west from the Prime Meridian. The only thing is that one direction or the other is always the shorter trip. All of North America and South America are closer to the Prime Mer…idian going west from it, a big part of the reason why the part of the world they're in is called the "Western Hemisphere". To reach any country in North America or South America from the Prime Meridian, you'd want to head out towards the west. A few examples include the US, Belize, Suriname, French Guiana, and Martinique. ( Full Answer )
There are four hemispheres: . Eastern Hemisphere . Western Hemisphere . Northern Hemisphere . Southern Hemisphere
That depends on what you mean by "to the right of." If you arefacing north, or if you are looking at a map that has north at thetop, then the eastern hemisphere is to the right of the PrimeMeridian.
Earth is divided into the Northern and Southern hemispheres by the equator, and the Eastern and Western hemispheres by the Prime Meridian.
No. The prime meridian divides the earth into east and west l ongitudes. . Latitude doesn't have meridians, it has parallels. You don't have east and west latitudes either, latitudes are north and south.
Only half-way, between the north and south poles on one side of the Earth. The other half of the 'circle' is the meridian of 180Â° longitude, down the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Each of them alone is a semi-circle, and they combine to form a single 'great circle' around the Earth. .
The Prime Meridian, which is at longitude ZERO degrees, and the International Date Line. The International Date Line is supposed to be at longitude 180 degrees, but it varies quite a distance for political reasons.
It's the Eastern Hemisphere until you get half-way around. Past there, it's the Western one.
The Prime Meridian is a longitude line that passes through Greenwich, UK and is usually what people use when defining East and West. You could also use the International Date Line, though it doesn't exactly follow the 180th meridian.
The Prime Meridian is one of the of two boundaries between the Eastern and Western hemispheres (the other is the 180Â° meridian at the International Date Line). So the meridian itself could be considered in both or in neither . In latitude, the Prime Meridian extends from the North Pole to t…he South Pole, so it runs through both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, having exactly half of its length in each. ( Full Answer )
The equator divides the globe into northern and southern hemispheres . The prime meridian divides the globe into eastern and western hemispheres . Note: All six of the aforementioned items are imaginary.
The equator divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. The prime meridian divides earth into the eastern and western hemispheres.
The Prime Meridian (Longitude 0 degrees) and the Equator are MAN-MADE grid lines of demarcation that simply help people know where they are any any given moment. They were originally developed to aid in navigation at sea, since road signs kept sinking. So early cartographers and map makers simply di…vided the globe (as they knew it, anyway) into imaginary grid lines that were a set distance apart. The distances between the lines changed depending on your reference in the other direction. In other words, the distance between the Equator and the 10 degrees north latitude is greater than the distance between the 70 degree and 80 degree north latitudes, because the latter two are much "higher" on the globe.\n. \nThis is hard for some people to grasp, because it's difficult to represent a round surface such as the Earth, by a flat, two-dimensional map. \n. \nJust think of them as arbitrary reference lines that mark off portions of the earth for navigation. ( Full Answer )
0 degree meridian. It is called the Prime Meridian. It separates the western and eastern hemispheres. .
Yes it does . it goes straight down through the Atlantic ocean and by Africa. . Now please answer my question!!! Which continents are in the EASTERN AND SOUTHERN hemisphere??? PLEASE HELP!!! I HELPED WITH YOUR QUESTION!! THANK YOU!!!!
The Prime Meridian passes completely through the northern andsouthern hemispheres, and it also foms part of the boundary line between theeastern and western ones so you'd have to say that it's in both of thosetoo.
The Prime Meridian is half of the boundary line between the easternand western hemispheres. So it's either in both of those, or in neither ofthem.
The Prime Meridian effectively divides the continent of Antarcticain half. Since prime meridians are arbitrary this is based on theGreenwich Prime Meridian.
Geographers divide the Earth into hemispheres so that they cannavigate. This also helps them to more accurately map the Earthusing longitudinal and latitudinal lines.
Since the earth is a sphere (a ball), you can reach any place you want to reach by going in either direction from where you are. (That was the whole idea behind Christopher Columbus' project to reach India by going west from Spain, and he was perfectly correct. He just didn't know that North a…nd South America were in the way.) Be that as it may, if it ever was, you can reach any continent you want by going east or west from the Prime Meridian, and in fact, if you want to get to Europe, Africa, or Antarctica, you don't have to leave the Prime Meridian at all, because it crosses those. The eastbound trip is shorter than the westbound trip if you're headed for Asia or Australia. And there's also a part of North America that's closer to the Prime Meridian in the east direction than the west direction. ( Full Answer )
The eastern hemisphere lies east of the Prime Meridian; the westernhemisphere lies west of the Prime Meridian. western and eastern hemispheres
The Prime Meridian runs through the northern and southern hemispheres. It also runs between the eastern and western hemispheres since it is the divider.
The only time when there are not two calendar dates on earth is the instant when the time is exactly precisely 12:00:00.00 Noon on the Prime Meridian.
No, it only runs from the north pole to the south pole. the circle it would have formed if it run all the way round the Earth becomes the 180 degree meridian (or international date line) on the other side of the planet. To understand this you need to move your 'imaginary' point of observation to b…e above the north pole. From this viewpoint the Earth would look like a circle with the pole in the middle and the meridians divide the circle up in 10 degree sections (like two protractors held back to back). There are of cause 36 of these sections in the circle and opposite the 0/360 degree point you find the 180 degree point. Thus a point on one side is always 180 degrees apart from its opposite. ( Full Answer )
The Prime Meridian is part of the boundary between the eastern and western hemispheres. The International Date Line is the rest of the boundary.
The northern hemisphere is the half of the world above, or north, of the equator. The equator is a line of latitude. The prime meridian is a line of longitude from the north pole to the south pole, half of which is in the northern hemisphere.
Mainly to distinguish between the zero degree latitude line (equator) and the zero degree longitude line (prime meridian), because these lines are the starting points for the cardinal directions north and south latitudes or parallels and the east and west longitudes or meridians, which is used to de…termine absolute locations of places. ( Full Answer )
All west longitudes comprise the western Hemisphere. They include the entire North American and South American continents, roughly half of Antarctica, narrow slivers of Europe and Africa, and many of the islands of the Pacific.
Hmm....... I would say they divide to Earth West to East and North to South. =)
It divides up the earth into different hemispheres even thought there aren't actual lines dividing it up.
What the equator divides is the northern and southern hemisphere. The prime meridian divides the eastern and western hemisphere.
The imaginary line that divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres is called Equator, the line that divides it into the eastern and western hemispheres is the prime meridian.
The equator is the dividing line between north and south hemisphere. The equator, in turn, is defined by the Earth's spin as the location exactly half way between the two points on Earth whose spin radius = 0. (North and South poles).
By accepted convention, the Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich, London, Uk, and this is the start point for time measurements today.
The former Soviet Republic of Georgia is in the eastern Hemisphere. The state of Georgia in the USA is in the western Hemisphere. Neither of them is anywhere near the Prime Meridian.
What are the two lines that divide the earth into the northern and southern hemisphere and the eastern and western hemispheres?
North and South are divided by the Equator. East and West are divided by the 0 degree meridian and the 180 degree meridian.
It depends. The equator divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres, but the Prime Meridian divides it into the western and eastern hemispheres.
no the prime meridian separates the eastern and western hemisphere and the equator separates the northern and southern hemisphere
The Prime Meridian is 1 / 2 of the boundarybetween the eastern and western hemispheres.
No. The Prime Meridian and the International Dateline each cross every possible latitude. Together they mark the boundaries of 50%-50% of the Earth's longitudes .
There is no physical boundary between the northern and souther hemispheres. However, the imaginary line which is at 0 o latitude is called the equator.
There are two Georgias. The US State of Georgia belongs to theWesernt Hemisphere . The NATION of Georgia (near Russia) is in theEastern.
The Prime Meridian a line of longitude that divides the globe into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
You can imagine an enormous knife, cutting the Earth into twopieces. Whenever the center of the Earth is on the cut, the piecesare equal, and they're both hemispheres. If you cut through the equator, then you have the northern andsouthern hemispheres. If you cut through the Prime Meridian, then yo…u have the easternand western ones.. If you cut any other way, then you have a couple of hemispheresthat are not of much use to anyone, since they have no relationshipto the Earth's rotation, and those don't have names. ( Full Answer )
The prime Meridian line at 0 degree longitude divides the earth from eastern and western hemisphere. This is an imaginary line.
The Prime Meridian (formerly known as the Greenwich meridian. Itruns vertically around the Earth, passing though Greenwich,England.