## What is the time difference for 1 degree latitude?

The time difference between each longitude (each degree) is 4 minutes.

**How many hours is a degree of latitude?**

Answers: 360 degrees ÷ 24 hours = 15 degrees per hour.

### How many seconds are in 1 degree of latitude?

3600 seconds

3600 seconds = one degree.

**How do you calculate distance using latitude?**

If you treat the Earth as a sphere with a circumference of 25,000 miles, then one degree of latitude is 25,000/360 = 69.44 miles. A minute is thus 69.44/60 = 1.157 miles, and a second is 1.15/60 = 0.0193 miles, or about 101 feet.

## How many minutes are in each degree of longitude?

60 minutes

Degrees of longitude are divided into 60 minutes. Each minute of longitude can be further divided into 60 seconds.

**Why is a degree divided into 60 minutes?**

In his treatise Almagest (circa A.D. 150), Claudius Ptolemy explained and expanded on Hipparchus’ work by subdividing each of the 360 degrees of latitude and longitude into smaller segments. Each degree was divided into 60 parts, each of which was again subdivided into 60 smaller parts.

### How many miles is 2 degrees longitude?

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

**Why are minutes used in latitude?**

Latitudes and longitudes are measured in degrees (°) because they represent angular distances. Each degree is further divided into 60 minutes ( ‘ ) and each minute into 60 seconds ( “ ).

## How is 1 degree equal to 60 mins?

Answer: One degree is split into 60 minutes of arc and one minute split into 60 seconds of arc. The use of degrees-minutes-seconds is also recognized as DMS notation.

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