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## Do all longitude lines run through the north and South Poles?

All meridians meet at the North and South Poles. Longitude is related to latitude, the measurement of distance north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are called parallels. Maps are often marked with parallels and meridians, creating a grid.

## Where do longitude lines intersect?

Lines of Longitude intersect the equator at right angles but end at the North and the South Poles. The lines that run between the North and the South Poles are called Lines of Longitude, or meridians. The line at zero degrees longitude is called the prime meridian.

## What 2 imaginary lines meet at the North Pole?

Longitude is measured by imaginary lines that run around the Earth vertically (up and down) and meet at the North and South Poles. These lines are known as meridians.

Lines of latitude circle the Earth in an east-west direction. They are parallel. Lines of longitude run from the top of the Earth to the bottom. They are not parallel as lines of latitude are – they meet at a point at the north and south poles and are called meridians.

## Is the line of longitude perpendicular to the equator?

On a map ( diagram ), lines of longitude are the vertical lines running from the North Pole to the South Pole and are perpendicular to lines of latitude. Every line of longitude also crosses the equator. Because longitude lines are not parallel, they are known as meridians.

## How long are the lines at the South Pole?

the South Pole is 0 km long Important lines of latitude: the equator (0°) the Tropic of Cancer (23.5° north)

## How are lines on a basketball like lines of longitude?

The lines that are already on the basketball are like lines of longitude. They all cross through the top (North pole) and bottom (South pole) of the basketball. This means that all these lines of longitude form circles that have the same radius—the radius of the Earth.