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What are the imaginary limes on a map or globe?


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September 13, 2011 8:29PM

Imaginary limes are sweet and tangy. =D

But imaginary lines on the other hand refer to lines of latitude and longitude. The 'beginning' latitude line is the equator, which is at 0 degrees and runs east-west around the middle of the earth.

The 'beginning' longitude line is the Prime Meridian, which is at zero degrees and runs north-south between the poles and goes through Greenwich, England.

Between the Prime Meridian and Equator are other lines that go in the same directions and have different degree names (30 degrees west, or 60 degrees north etc.) They're "imaginary" because of course there are no big lines running around the world, they're just for maps.