# Short-Questions

Fast solutions for complex problems

## Which is the 66 and half degree latitude?

Answer: The Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer are the special latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. They are situated at 66 1/2° N and 23 1/2° N respectively.

What is the parallel at 66 degree 30 and of equator called?

Antarctic Circle
The Antarctic Circle is the southernmost special parallel of latitude. It runs at 66 degrees 30 minutes south latitude and marks the northernmost point on Earth where the sun remains visible for 24 hours during the southern hemisphere’s summer solstice.

What is 66th parallel?

The 66th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 66 degrees south of the Earth’s equatorial plane, about 61km north of the Antarctic Circle.

### What is located 30 and 60 degrees latitude?

Before we begin, let me take a minute to define the terms low, middle and high latitudes as I will be using them in this class. Low latitudes are those locations found between the Equator (0 degrees N/S) and 30 degrees N/S. The middle latitudes are found between 30 degrees N/S and 60 degrees N/S.

What is the other name of 66 1 2 north latitude?

Arctic circle
Option A) Arctic circle: It is an imaginary line called latitude that circles the Earth at approximately 66 ½ ° N of the Equator. Everything north of the Arctic circle is referred to as the ‘Arctic region’, while the zone just to the south of this circle is referred to as the ‘North Temperate Zone’.

What is the other name of 66/1 by 2 degrees north latitude?

Special Lines of Latitude and Longitude

A B
Tropic of Cancer 23 1/2 degrees N
Arctic Circle 66 1/2 degrees N
Antarctic Circle 66 1/2 degrees S
North Pole 90 degrees N

## What is the name of the parallel at 66 1/2 south latitude?

Special Lines of Latitude and Longitude

A B
Tropic of Capricorn 23 1/2 degrees S
Tropic of Cancer 23 1/2 degrees N
Arctic Circle 66 1/2 degrees N
Antarctic Circle 66 1/2 degrees S

What is called the Prime Meridian?

The prime meridian is the line of 0° longitude, the starting point for measuring distance both east and west around the Earth. The prime meridian is arbitrary, meaning it could be chosen to be anywhere.

What is found at 90 degrees south?

The geographic South Pole is located at 90 degrees south latitude. The geographic South Pole is located at 90 degrees south latitude. The station accommodates up to 250 people during the austral summer.

### Which is the longest parallel?

The Equator
The Equator is the longest parallel. It divides the Earth into two equal halves. Lines of longitude are also called meridians.

Why is 30 degrees called the horse latitude?

Unable to sail and resupply due to lack of wind, crews often ran out of drinking water. To conserve scarce water, sailors on these ships would sometimes throw the horses they were transporting overboard. Thus, the phrase ‘horse latitudes’ was born.

Why does the air that is sinking at 30 degrees north and south create deserts?

Because the cooling air is above the equator, the moisture rains back down on the tropics. Rainforest and deserts are wet and dry due to the cycle of the air. At 30 to 50 degrees north and south of the equator, this falling air makes dry air drier. It also turns the land below it into a desert.