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-- Each degree of latitude, anywhere on Earth, is about 69 miles in a north

or south direction.

-- Each degree of longitude covers a different distance, depending on the latitude.

At the poles, any number of degrees of longitude cover zero distance.

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Is the distance between longitudes the same?

No. At the equator each degree of longitude is about 70 miles apart. As you go north or south towards the poles, they get closer and closer until they meet at the poles.


What are the three poles?

The north and south poles are each at 90 degrees north and south, respectively. These terrestrial poles are points on the earth where the earth's rotational axis meet the earth's surface. Both the north and south poles are near their magnetic poles, defined as moving points of polar magnetism.Additionally, there exists a complex notion known as the geomagnetic poles, both north and south.In the arena of extreme exploration, mountaineers defined a third geographical location: Mt Everest, as a 'pole'.


How long is the prime meridian?

Every meridian of longitude is a semi-circle that joins the north and south poles. So the length of each one is 1/2 of the earth's polar circumference, about 12,400 miles. (rounded)


Why do the north and south poles of magnets attract?

In magnet , like poles repels each other and unlike poles attract each other. North pole and South pole are dissimilar poles , so they attract each other.


How many miles each moon circle around the earth?

If you are asking how far the Moon is from the Earth, the easy answer is about 250,000 miles or 400,000 kilometers. If you want to know how long is the orbit of the Moon (the length of its journey around the Earth each month) then the answer is roughly 1,570,000 miles or 2,528,000 kilometers.

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How many miles are between all latitudes?

Each degree of latitude is 69 miles apart. The range varies because of the Earth's shape, from 68.7 at the equator to 69.4 at the poles


How many miles are in each degree of latitude?

Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers) apart. The range varies (due to the earth's slightly ellipsoid shape) from 68.703 miles (110.567 km) at the equator to 69.407 (111.699 km) at the poles. Also, for navigational purposes each degree is 60 nautical miles. Each minute of latitude is one nautical mile. The above answer is also correct.


Is the distance between longitudes the same?

No. At the equator each degree of longitude is about 70 miles apart. As you go north or south towards the poles, they get closer and closer until they meet at the poles.


There are 360 degrees of latitude around the earth each degree is divided into 60 minutes each minute is further divided into 60 seconds for extemely accurate locations how many miles are in a degree?

The circumference of the Eath is 24,000 miles. The miles per degree figure is 24,000/360 = 66.67 miles/degree The distance between the degree of latitiude is 111km


On the surface of the earth it is approximately 6200 miles from the equator to the north or south pole how many miles is it between two parallels 1 degree apart?

Since the Earth is not a perfect sphere, but rather slightly "fatter" at the equator, the distance between each degree of latitude differs slightly, from 69.17073 statute miles (111.319499 km) at the equator to 68.938773 statute miles (110.9462 km) at the poles. That depends upon where you are, specifically how far north or south of the equator. The closer to the poles from the equator you go, the shorter the distance between paralles. You're asking a trick question.


How many miles per hour does the earth rotate?

The earth rotates 15 degrees per hour and each degree is about 60 nautical miles, thus the earth rotates at equator 900 nautical miles per hour.


How many miles separate each degree of longitude?

All longitudes converge (meet, come together) at the north and south poles. So the farther from the equator you measure them, the closer together the degrees are. Along the equator, 1 degree of longitude spans about 111 kilometers (69 miles), and that shrinks to zero at the poles. Technically, 1 degree of longitude is (69 miles) times (the cosine of the latitude where you're measuring it) .


What is the highest latitude on earth and where?

The Poles are each 90 degrees.


How many miles long is each degree of longitude across the equator?

At the equator, the Earth's circumference is 24,901,461 miles. Divided by 360 degrees... that gives the value 69170.725


How many miles do each degree approximately equal?

The earth's circumference, at the equator, is approx 24,000 miles. 360 degrees = 24901.5 miles so 1 deg = 24901.5/360 = 1660 miles approx.


Are north poles and south poles antipodal to each other?

Not necessarily - consider a horseshoe magnet for example, both N and S poles are close to each other. The N and S poles on the Earth are roughly opposite each other. Both poles wander somewhat, and the S pole is travelling NNE steadily at the moment.


What id the difference between the equator and the poles?

The equator is the center of the earth's surface which is an equal distance from each pole. The poles are points on both sides of the earth which supposedly create the magnetic field around the earth.

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