Geographic latitude


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of a place), the angle included between a line perpendicular or normal to the level surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's figure and a true sphere.

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Even for orbiting satellites, the extreme geographic latitude makes maintaining continuous communication links impossible for a station that up to 100 researchers call home.
E] is the orbital speed of the Earth's surface on the equator, [alpha] is the geographic latitude.
This makes the angle of the gnomon equal to the geographic latitude of your position.
2]); [phi] is the geographic latitude (deg) and Z is the elevation above sea level (m).
Indeed, the historic and geographic latitude that brought them together from the extreme end of Morocco to the last point in the Libyan Al-Salloum region has never acknowledged the barriers of borders.
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2) But there are many limiting factors to internal vitamin D synthesis that include age, skin color, geographic latitude, seasonal variation in sunlight availability, and the widespread (but necessary) use of sunscreen, which all make it difficult for your body to produce the vitamin D it needs for optimal health through sun exposure alone.

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