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How do you identify latitude?

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Asked by John, 15 Nov '12 05:46 pm
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1.At high noon, place a stick in the ground standing upright.
2. Measure the angle between the top of the shadow and the top of the stick.
3. Subtract 90 degrees to get the angle between the sun & the point directly overhead. This angle is called the zenith angle.
4 If the sun is north of you, subtract the angle from 0 degrees.
5 Add the declination of the sun to the calculated angle to obtain your approximate latitude.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Nov '12 06:05 pm

 
  
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Latitude is the intersection at the surface of the earth of an angle north or south from the equator where the center point is the center of the earth.
Mathematically if you take a point on the equator "E" and draw a line to the center of the earth "C" then choose and angle from 0 to 90 degrees (North or South) then draw a line from "C" at that angle to the surface of the earth "D" that intersects on the earth's surface. That angle (ECD) would be the latitude for that point "D".
Answered by jakir hussain, 15 Nov '12 06:56 pm

 
  
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Latitudes are horizontal imaginary lines that run around the earth. It's centre line is the equator and goes till the two poles
Answered by Quest, 15 Nov '12 05:55 pm

 
  
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Latitude is used to express how far north or south you are, relative to the equator. If you are on the equator your latitude is zero. If you are near the north pole your latitude is nearly 90 degrees north. If you are near the south pole your latitude is almost 90 degrees south.

Conventionally latitude is expressed as degrees north or south. For inputting to the satellite dish pointing calculator, south latitude figures need to be input as negative numbers.

Note that from small regions around the north or south poles you cannot see geostationary satellites at all. The geostationary satellites are below the horizon and directly above the equator, in a circle all around.
Answered by Psycho, 15 Nov '12 05:49 pm

 
  
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