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GLOBE DEFINITIONS

Latitude Longitude Zero Point
Imaginary lines running around the globe parallel to the equator at 10- or 15-degree increments Imaginary lines running from pole to pole numbered in 15-degree increments from the Prime Meridian The equator and the prime meridian intersect at point "0." This is where all numbering starts for longitude and latitude lines.
Prime Meridian Equator Degrees Locations
Imaginary line running from pole to pole and passing through Greenwich, England, home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Imaginary line running east and west around the exact middle of the earth The angle of the Earth's tilt as it flies through space Locations are identified on a globe by the point where the longitude and latitude lines interest, e.g., 42° North, 88° West
  Meridian Time Dial  
  A full- or semi-circle metal arc used to hold the globe in place. Meridians are generally numbered in degrees from 0 at the equator to 90 at either pole. If it is noon where you are, turn the time dial so that noon faces your global location. The other numbers on the dial now show the time in the rest of the world.  
   
Courtesy of Replogle Globes

 

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