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It depends on one's latitude, I believe.

Distance at the Poles, Zero, at the Equator about 700 miles.

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Q: What is the actual distance between lines of the longitude?
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Is longitude horizontal?

Lines of longitude are vertical but they measure horizontal distance(In degrees,not kilometers or miles)between Greenwich Mean Time(GMT) and you so the lines are vertical,not horizontal. However,longitude measures horizontal distance,not vertical distance.


What distance are lines of longitude used to know?

None. The distances between the lines of longitude are a meaningless concept. These lines measure angular distance around the world around the equator. Each degree of longitude is approx 111 km at the equator and 0 km at the poles.


How can you tell the difference between latitude lines and longitude lines?

Latitude lines run parallel to the equator and measure a location's distance north or south of the equator, while longitude lines run perpendicular to the equator and measure a location's distance east or west of the prime meridian. Latitude lines are represented by horizontal lines on maps, while longitude lines are represented by vertical lines.


Do lines of longitude or lines of latitude show the distance east and west of the prim meridian?

longitude


Why does the length of the parallel decreases towards the pole?

You may be thinking of the distance between lines of longitude. The length of the lines of latitude decrease because the Earth is round, so the length of the line is shorter at the poles than it is at the Equator. The distance between the lines of longitude is shorter as you move toward the poles, again, because the Earth is round. All lines of longitude are the same length.


Which lines-latitude or longitude-are always the same distance from each other no matter where they are on the planet?

The longitude lines are always the same distance from each other.


Why does the length of a parallel decrease toward the poles?

You may be thinking of the distance between lines of longitude. The length of the lines of latitude decrease because the Earth is round, so the length of the line is shorter at the poles than it is at the Equator. The distance between the lines of longitude is shorter as you move toward the poles, again, because the Earth is round. All lines of longitude are the same length.


How many miles apart are 175 west longitude and 179 east longitude?

175 degrees west longitude and 179 degrees east longitude are 4 degrees apart in terms of longitude. This is equivalent to approximately 276 miles at the equator, as every degree of longitude corresponds to about 69 miles at the equator.


If you travel 10 degrees of longitude along the equator the distance traveled will be very diffrent from the distance traveled through 10 degrees of longitude at 60 degrees n latitude why?

Yes, because lines of longitude converge at the poles. The distance between longitude lines will always decrease the further you are from the equator. Lines of latitude remain equidistant.This is why no map is always accurate. Think of peeling an orange and try laying it flat on the table.


What is the distance between 60 degrees and 80 degrees in miles regarding latitude longitude?

Each degree of longitude is approximately 69 miles (111 km) in length at the equator so 20 degrees is 1380 miles. The distance between lines of longitude, however, gets smaller as you move towards the poles (North or South) since all the lines converge there.


What distance are lines of longitude used to show?

None. they are a measure of angular distance and not of linear distance.


What lines measure distance east and west of the prime meridian on a globe or map?

All of the other meridians; the lines of longitude.