- from Geography
It’s Sunday in western Alaska. But it’s Monday in eastern Russia. It’s 7:00 p.m. in London and 2:00 p.m. in New York City. And it’s 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?
It’s all about the imaginary lines that divide Earth into zones and regions. Those lines are how geographers describe our planet.