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Oblate Sphyroid
a sphere that flattens at its pole and bulges at its equator
Latitude- definition
the distance in degrees north or south of the equator

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Longitude- definition
the distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian

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Latitude- notes
a. all lines are parallel
b. equator is the prime line (0º)
c. maximum is 90º N or S (poles)
d. equal to the angle from equator
e. equal to Polaris above the horizion
Longitude- notes
a. all lines meet at the poles
b. Prime Meridian is the prime line (0º)
c. maximum is 180º E or W (International Date Line)