parallel of latitude


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Noun1.parallel of latitude - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
polar circle - a line of latitude at the north or south poles
horse latitude - either of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south; characterized by calms and light-baffling winds
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
tropic - either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
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Kenya submitted that the maritime boundary with Somalia is along a parallel of latitude as was decreed in the Presidential Proclamation of 1979.
The ICJ verdict last month, which is final and binding, states "that the maritime boundary between the Parties starts at the intersection of the parallel of latitude passing through Boundary Marker No.
Chile, on the other hand, argued that a maritime boundary already existed since the early 1950s, and that this boundary extended indefinitely seaward along a parallel of latitude from the last marker on the countries' land boundary.
1--Point Concordia may not coincide with starting-point of maritime boundary--Starting-point of maritime boundary identified as the intersection of the parallel of latitude passing through Boundary Marker No.
The Kumbh Mela takes place in mid January when the Sun traverses across the Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Cancer, parallel of latitude at 23030' north of the equator; it is the northern boundary of the tropics.
Her doctor explained that risk factors for low vitamin D include dark skin, larger body sizes (BMl), wearing sun screen, working long hours indoors, and living north of a parallel of latitude corresponding approximately to Atlanta, GA (about 33 degrees north).
The z-coordinate can be obtained from the height of the parallel of latitude, which can be derived from Figure 4 or from Quinlan's model.
More specifically, the authors are interested in meridians and the one great circle that is also a parallel of latitude, the Equator (in this respect, the reference to parallels in the subtitle is misleading).
I did have the advantage of being on the 38th parallel of latitude, which means I get longer days and more winter sun than he does on the 44th parallel in Maine, or than his Dutch gardening friends and mentors do way up on the 52nd parallel in Holland.
I chose sites at every integer degree of geographic longitude (0[degree sign] to 359[degree sign]) on each 1[degree sign] parallel of latitude (from 89[degree sign] north to 89[degree sign] south).
along the parallel of latitude closer to or further away from the observer on his meridian.

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