- 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 possible?
Washington, D.C., is about 38° N and 77° W. Australia’s capital, Canberra, 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—geographers’ ways of tackling the complexity of our planet.