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" The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on the meridian. "
Elements of Astronomy with Numerous Examples and Examination Papers - Page 20
by George W. Parker - 1902 - 233 pages
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A Grammar of Geography

1836
...equinoctial points. 12. The solstitial colures are the meridians passing through the solstitial points. 13. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, and is reckoned in degrees and minutes. It is measured on an arc of the meridian and cannot exceed...
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A Treatise on Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical: With Its Application to ...

Charles William Hackley - Trigonometry - 1851 - 372 pages
...when they are of contrary denominations the difference is found by adding the one to the other. 6. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on the meridian of the place. Latitude cannot exceed 90░. ?. Small circles parallel to the equator, are called parallels...
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Popular and mathematical astronomy, with the principal formulŠ of plane and ...

William Thomas Read - 1862
...circles, passing round the Earth, parallel to, or running in the same direction with, the equator. 11. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian, or the arc or part of a meridian, intercepted between the place and the equator. 12. The...
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Burns's Standard reading-books, Book 4

James Burns (publisher.) - 1867
...first meridian. "* Parallels of latitude are circles drawn round the globe parallel with the equator. The latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator. The Tropics are two circles like the parallels of latitude, drawn north and south of the equator. The...
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A Brief Course in Geography

David M. Warren - Geography - 1881 - 92 pages
...Equator is said to be in North Latitude, and every place south of the Equator is in South Latitude. 6. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the Equator. G. Longitude. — It is not enough to know how far a place is from the Equator — -we must also know...
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Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments ...

Gurley, W. & L. E., Troy, N.Y. - Surveying - 1878
...the sun is its angular-elevation above the horizon, when passing the meridian of a place THE LAKTUDE of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian. At the equator the latitude is 0░, at the poles 90░. THE LONGITUDE of a place is its...
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The child's geography

Mark James Barrington- Ward - 1879 - 60 pages
...globe they are seen to be quite straight, running round the Earth in the same way as the Equator does. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the Equator. The Parallels of Latitude are always the same distance apart. They are drawn north and south of the...
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The Scientific and Literary Treasury

Samuel Maunder - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1880 - 871 pages
...passes through the poles and a given place from which the reckoning commences. The latitude of any place is its distance north or south of the equator, measured on its meridian. Latitude, therefore, Is equal to the elevation of the pole above the horizon. Longitude...
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The historical school geography

Charles Morrison (Ph.D.) - 1881 - 368 pages
...returns northward. The Summer Solstice is the 22d June, the Winter Solstice, the 22d December. 17. The Latitude of a place is its distance north or south of the equator, is measured on the meridians, and varies from o░ at the equator to 90░ at the poles. Longitude signifies...
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Newton's Guide to the Board of trade examinations of masters and mates of ...

John Newton - Nautical astronomy - 1884 - 176 pages
...TROPICS are small circles parallel to the equator, and 23 J░ on each side of it. 6. LATITUDE of any place is its distance North or South of the equator, measured on a meridian. 7. PARALLELS OF LATITUDE are small circles, parallel to the equator. 8. LONGITUDE of a...
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