Geography Exam Review 1

Geography Exam Review 1 - Geography Test #1 Review Chapter...

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Geography Test #1 Review Chapter 1: Introduction to Earth (About 10 Questions on Test) Locations of Important Latitudes - 0 degrees: Equator - 3 degrees: - 66.5 degrees: December Solstice - Southern Hemisphere: Summer - Northern Hemisphere: Winter - Circle of Illumination is on edges of arctic and Antarctic circle - 12 hours of light at equator Equinox: - Sun is directly overhead at the equator (subsolar point) - Everything is equal - 12 hours of light at equator Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice (June): - Sun is directly overhead at the tropic of cancer - 12 hours of light at equator Aphelion: (July 4 th ) - Earth and sun are farthest away from each other Perihelion: (January) - Earth and sun are closest to each other 4 Spheres of Earth: - Hydrosphere: All the water - Biosphere: All the life - Lithosphere: All the other solid matter - Atmosphere Latitude: - Measures how far North and South from the Equator Longitude: - Measure how far East and West from the Prime Meridian - Max Longitude: 180 degrees Meridians: - Lines connecting points of equal longitudes High Latitudes: - Poles Middle Latitudes: Tropics: - 30 degrees South to 30 degrees North Tropical Year - 365.25 days Time Zones: - 24 different time zones - Not all countries use the standard time zones - Not all countries use daylight savings times
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- Number in the U.S.: 6 - Around 1880’s time zones started to be inherited
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course GEOG 1114 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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