Which hemisphere is the Philippines located relative to the prime meridian?
Application: • Philippines is in the Northern Hemisphere because it is north of the Equator. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere because it is east of the Prime Meridian.
What circle of the globe is the Philippines located?
The Philippines are located at a latitude of 14° 34′ 59.99″ N and a longitude of 121° 00′ 0.00″ E. The latitude of the Philippines expresses the country’s location relative to the equator. That said, the Philippines is above the equator and part of the northern hemisphere.
Where is the 120th meridian?
The meridian 120° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
What would be the location of the Philippines with respect to the oceans at its northern part?
Its southwestern border comprises the Philippine islands of Luzon, Catanduanes, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. Its northern border comprises the Japanese islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū.
|Part of||Pacific Ocean|
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|Surface area||5,695,000 km2 (2,199,000 sq mi)|
Is the prime meridian the Equator?
The Prime Meridian divides the globe into Eastern and Western hemispheres, just as the equator divides the globe into Northern and Southern hemispheres. The Prime Meridian is at 0 degrees longitude, just as the equator is at 0 degrees latitude. Use a time zone map to locate the Prime Meridian and Greenwich, England.
What is GMT based on?
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the time measured on the Earth’s zero degree line of longitude, or meridian. This runs from the North Pole to the South Pole, passing through the Old Royal Observatory in the London suburb of Greenwich.