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# How many miles are in a degree a minute and a second?

Updated: 9/14/2023

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A degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles, and a minute of latitude ... At a latitude of 45 degrees, a degree of longitude is approximately 49 miles. Minute of arc at equator = 1naut.mile = 6080 feet

1 second of arc at equator = 101 1/3 feet.

At latitude 'w', the above quantities have a multiplying factor

cos w.

(101.3333) cos w feet per second of longitude

At a latitude of 60 degrees (=w)

1minute=3040'

1second=50 2/3 '

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