The parallels

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The parallels are imaginary circles to the Earth’s axis. As their name indicates, they are parallel to each other. They measure degrees.

The is the largest of the parallels and divides the Earth into two : Northern and Southern.

They have the following CHARACTERISTICS:

-They are parallel to each other
-Their number is .
-They have the direction of East-West.
-They are divided by the at a right angle.
-They have a circumference of degrees.


In the Northern Hemisphere:

The Tropic of : 23° 27 'N.
The Circle: 66 ° 33 'N.

In the Southern Hemisphere:

The Tropic of : 23 º 27 'S.
The Circle: 66 ° 33 'S.