How is the axis of the earth useful in locating places on the globe?
Answer by Student
The axis of the earth helps define the lines of
, which are imaginary lines that divide the earth into a grid of coordinates.
The lines of latitude measure how far a place is from the
, in degrees north or south. The equator is the most important line of latitude, as it divides the earth into two equal halves called
- The lines of longitude measure how far a place is from the prime meridian , in degrees east or west. The prime meridian is the most important line of longitude, as it passes through Greenwich, a borough of London.