How do lines of latitude change as they get further from the equator?

1 Answer
Jun 21, 2018


They get smaller.


The length of the Equator is 24,901 miles (the circumference of the Earth). As you move away from the Equator every degree latitude is a little smaller as you are no longer measuring the Earth circumference at the Earth's widest point. The North Pole is 90 degrees north latitude and is actually just a point.