# Latitude 與 Longitude的區別

March 20, 2022

## ## 何時使用 Latitude

Latitude 是什麼意思？ Latitude 是赤道以北或以南的距離測量值，以度和分錶示。經度

* The parameters of Edward’s new job afforded him considerable latitude to set his own hours.
* At higher latitudes, the Earth’s temperature drops significantly.
* The Mason-Dixon line is located at a latitude of 39 degrees North.
* While he gave the generals wide latitude, he remained curious, focused, well-informed and critical to the Union’s military success. –The Washington Post

## ## 何時使用 Longitude

Longitude 是什麼意思？ Longitude 也是名詞。它是指測量地球本初子午線以東或以西的距離。緯度

* “Class, who can tell me the longitude of the Bermuda Triangle?” the teacher asked.
* The king declared the country’s new eastern border to be located at a longitude of 45 degrees east.
* Sherry used her GPS device to determine the exact longitude of her current position.
* For Britain, the maritime power of the day, the question of the time was an important one: at sea, without landmarks to determine longitude and without a stable surface on which to rest a pendulum, it can be hard to tell time precisely. –Time

## ## 記住差異的技巧

* Latitude lines are horizontal.
* Longitude lines are vertical.

Latitude 與赤道共享一個 A，赤道是垂直於地球自轉軸的水平標記，也是測量緯度的起點。由於這些單詞都拼寫為 A，因此您應該能夠記住 Latitude 線是水平放置的，與赤道平行。

## ＃＃ 概括

* Latitude 指相對於赤道向北或向南的距離(經度）。
* Longitude 測量本初子午線以東的距離（緯度）。