longitude

Shaded relief globe centered on Europe and Africa showing where the Prime Meridian and Equator cross in bold white lines.

What is at Zero Degrees Latitude and Zero Degrees Longitude?

Caitlin Dempsey

What can be found at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?

Shaded relief map of the world showing the five major lines of latitude.

Latitude and Longitude Explained: How to Read Geographic Coordinates

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn more about lines you see on a map running east-west and north-south called latitude and longitude.

Shade relief globe showing the International Date Line.

Geography of the International Date Line

Elizabeth Borneman

The International Date Line is an imaginary line of longitude that divides two days and is placed at 180 degrees east or west of the Greenwich Meridian.