The North Pole: Location, Weather, Exploration … and Santa
The Geographic North Pole is the northernmost point on the planet, where Earth’s axis intersects with its surface. Its latitude is 90 degrees north, and all longitudinal lines meet there ... will move to the point that they “flip” and compasses ...
Crossing the line
It's called Four Corners and is where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet. Two lines cross and ... by the idea of the equator, this great circle equidistant from the Earth's poles, a fantastic line crossing 11 countries, dividing two hemispheres ...
That land is your land
They boarded the Halifax Packet for Falmouth, England. Dixon never returned to America ... a "wedge" to go with the 12-mile circle that created the state's northernmost border. The Mason-Dixon survey line did not meet up with the circle.
Global vision: Simon Reeve looks back on five years of round-the-world travel
The idea behind the journeys was never to follow the lines too obsessively. Instead I zigzagged along them through the Tropics, and used the lines as a way of discovering more about the region blessed with the greatest natural biodiversity on Earth ...
Squaring the circle
THE images of Mars that the Mariner 9 spacecraft sent back to earth ... south circles meet at the poles. On Mercator's map, they are parallel. So east-west distances widen artificially, the higher or lower you go. To compensate, lines of map latitude ...