# Geog. 001: Physical Geography Exercise 1: TIME AROUND THE

```Geog. 001: Physical Geography
Exercise 1: TIME AROUND THE WORLD
Name_______________________________Section______________Date______________
1. The entire globe is divided into 24 blocks of longitude called time zones; so there is one
time zone for each _____ degrees of longitude.
2. The earth rotates from the west to east; so places west always receives the sunrise
before places east. ___ T ___ F
3. When the earth rotates through 15 degrees of longitude, it has taken _____ hour(s) of
time.
4. Through how many degrees of longitude does the earth rotate in:
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One calendar day ________________
One hour _______________________
Four minutes ____________________
5. It is 5:00 pm at the Prime Meridian; what time is it at 90 degrees East Longitude? _____
6. If it is 8:00 pm Tuesday in Los Angeles (118 W. Longitude), what is the time and day in
Sydney, Australia (150 E. Longitude)? _____________________
7. When it is 2:00 pm Friday in Greenwich, England, what is the time and day in
Washington, D.C. (75 W. Longitude)? _____________________
8. In the United States, there are 6 time zones, each with specific names. You live in the
_________ Time Zone. If you were to take a trip to New York City, how many time zone
boundaries will you cross? ___________
9. The 4 time zones in the contiguous United States are flanked by 2 Canadian time zones;
they are: 1) ______________________ in the East,
and 2) ______________________ in the West.
10. A Lakers basketball game is broadcast from New York at 7:00 pm local time; in the
Find the absolute location of the following:
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2.
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4.
5.
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Chicago
London
Latitude and longtidues
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Show the following:
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Prime Meridian
International dateline
Equator
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