- from Geography
It’s Sunday in western Alaska but Monday in eastern Russia. It’s 7:00 p.m. in London, 2:00 p.m. in New York City, and 11:00 a.m. in Los Angeles. How can that be?
Washington, D.C., is about 38° N and 77° W. Australia’s capital is Canberra. It is 35° S and 149° E.
What does that mean?
The answers to these questions have to do with imaginary lines that divide Earth into zones and regions. Those lines are how geographers tackle the complexity of our planet.