Table “Properties of lines of the degree grid” compare medians and parallels

Degree Grid Line Signs Meridians Parallels
Which sides of the horizon are they directed? North and South To the west and east
What is the length in degrees? 180 360
What is the length in kilometers? 20,000 From 40,000 or less
What is the length of 1є in kilometers? 111 From 111 at the equator and less
What shape do they have on the globe? Arc Circle
What is the shape of the hemispheres on the map? Extreme – arcs, middle – straight, the rest – curved lines Average – straight, others – curves
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.