Many of us have heard about foggy London town but people who live in San Francisco know that this great city on the west coast of the United States can also’ be quite foggy and cool, especially in the summer. It’s tempting to think of San Francisco as a unique location and it may just [...]
To put the answer to our question in the most basic terms, points of latitude and longitude tell us where we are on the planet Earth. The equator is the starting point for determining latitude. The Prime Meridian is the starting point for determining longitude.
The position of these lines is determined by the distance [...]
This is a task that seems both simple and complex. After all, we measure things by, well, by measuring them!! We take something that indicates length or distance and go along the entire surface until we can say, “It’s this long, or this high.”
But mountains are a bit more difficult to measure. In fact, the [...]
If you want an easy answer to this question, you might be satisfied with, “Switzerland stays neutral because the people and the government leaders want it that way.” But there is a lot of history and a whole bunch of details to the saga of this landlocked European country and its amazing record of neutrality. [...]
Answering this question is really rather easy. Human beings live their everyday lives by the clock so they established time zones to fit with the daylight available during their waking hours. If not for the various time zones around the globe there would be some countries in which 12 noon would come at the darkest [...]