## How do you convert longitude degrees to Miles?

One degree of latitude equals approximately 364,000 feet (69 miles), one minute equals 6,068 feet (1.15 miles), and one-second equals 101 feet. One-degree of longitude equals 288,200 feet (54.6 miles), one minute equals 4,800 feet (0.91 mile), and one second equals 80 feet.

**How many degrees of longitude are in a mile?**

This is rather convenient when you want to know how far it is between each degree, no matter where you are on Earth. All you need to know is that each minute (1/60th of a degree) is approximately one mile. For example, if we were at 40 degrees north, 100 degrees west, we would be on the Nebraska-Kansas border.

**How do you convert longitude degrees to kilometers?**

The approximate conversions are:

- Latitude: 1 deg = 110.574 km.
- Longitude: 1 deg = 111.320*cos(latitude) km.

### How many km is a degree of longitude?

about 111 kilometers

A degree of longitude is about 111 kilometers (69 miles) at its widest. The widest areas of longitude are near the Equator, where the Earth bulges out. Because of the Earth’s curvature, the actual distance of a degrees, minutes, and seconds of longitude depends on its distance from the Equator.

**How do you convert latitude and longitude to meters?**

Subtract the smaller longitude from the larger one for places that are both in the Eastern or both in the Western Hemisphere. Add the longitudes if the places are in different hemispheres. Multiply the degrees of separation of longitude and latitude by 111,139 to get the corresponding linear distances in meters.

**How many miles is 360 degrees?**

The circumference of the earth along the equator is 24,901.92 miles, and there are 360 degrees in a circle. This results in about 69.2 miles. That is the approximate distance between each degree of latitude.

#### How many miles is 5 degrees longitude?

Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers) apart.

**Where is 180 degrees longitude?**

The international date line, shown here as a yellow line, defines the boundary between calendar dates. The international date line, established in 1884, passes through the mid-Pacific Ocean and roughly follows a 180 degrees longitude north-south line on the Earth.

**How many meters is a degree of longitude?**

How Far Is One Degree? Converting NASA’s measurement of the Earth’s radius into meters and substituting it in the formula for arc length, we find that each degree the radius line of the Earth sweeps out corresponds to 111,139 meters.

## How many meters are in a degree of latitude and longitude?

So, for latitude the number of degrees from the pole to the equator is 90∘, and the number of meters is 10 million (or 10,000 kilometers). That means 1∘ of latitude is 10,000/90=111 kilometers, and 0.001∘=0.111 kilometers or 111 meters, essentially an American football field plus both endzones.

**How many miles is 60 degrees longitude?**

Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers) apart. The range varies (due to the earth’s slightly ellipsoid shape) from 68.703 miles (110.567 km) at the equator to 69.407 (111.699 km) at the poles. This is convenient because each minute (1/60th of a degree) is approximately one [nautical] mile.

**What is the 0 degree line of longitude 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.

### Why is Greenwich 0 degrees longitude?

The line in Greenwich represents the historic Prime Meridian of the World – Longitude 0º. Every place on Earth was measured in terms of its distance east or west from this line. The line itself divided the eastern and western hemispheres of the Earth – just as the Equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres.

**How do you convert longitude to meters?**

Multiply the degrees of separation of longitude and latitude by 111,139 to get the corresponding linear distances in meters.

**How do you convert degrees to length?**

Let’s say it is equal to 45 degrees, or π/4. Calculate the arc length according to the formula above: L = r * θ = 15 * π/4 = 11.78 cm .

#### Is prime meridian and Greenwich Meridian the same?

The Greenwich Meridian became the international standard for the prime meridian. The prime meridian also sets Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

**Why is Greenwich Meridian called so?**

We measure these coordinates as lines of latitude and longitude. The 0° line of longitude starts at the Prime Meridian. It’s also called the Greenwich Meridian because it runs through Greenwich, England. Then, we can measure 180° to the west or 180° to the east.