to better emphasize the
mountainous areas of the world - there are ‘bumps’ on some areas of the
globe. They are called raised relief. They are there so that you
can ‘SEE & FEEL’ the mountains - although their actual height on the
globe does not have any relationship to the true relative heights of the
antique style brass-plated
die-cast meridian (ring supporting the globe)
allows the ball to be turned 360°
for convenient view of
all points of interest
from any possible angle.
The globe revolves within the meridian (East/West), and the meridian swings
within the stand (North/South).
Time dial is located over the north pole, allowing viewers to calculate
different time zones on the globe.
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** A portion
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of the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation.
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A Quick Guide
to Understanding Your Globe
FINDING PLACES ON YOUR GLOBE: Although a globe is
round, with no beginning or end, there are two main reference lines from which
all distances and locations are calculated. One is the equator, running east and
west around the middle of the globe, dividing it into two equal halves. The
other is the prime meridian, an imaginary line running from pole to pole and
cutting through Greenwich, a section of London, England. Both of these lines are
0º and the globe numbering system starts at the point where they intersect. All
lines running east and west, parallel to the equator, are called latitude lines.
They are sometimes referred to as parallels because they are parallel to each
other. Latitude lines are shown at 15º intervals north and south of the equator.
Look at New Orleans on your globe and you will find it located at 30º. Since it
is north of the equator, we say it is 30º north latitude, or 30N. The lines
running north and south from pole to pole are called longitude lines, sometimes
referred to as meridians. Longitude lines are numbered along the equator on your
globe at 15º intervals east and west of the prime meridian at Greenwich. Again
using New Orleans as an example, we find it located at 90º or 90º west of 0º
longitude. Thus, New Orleans is located at 30N latitude and 90W longitude. Prime
Meridian Latitude lines determine angular distances north or south of the
equator. Longitude lines determine angular distances east or west of the prime
meridian. Remember, latitude lines go from 0º at the equator to 90º at the
poles. Longitude lines go from 0º at the prime meridian to 180º, a point on the
exact opposite side of the globe. In giving a position, latitude is always
stated first. Lines of latitude and longitude appear on your globe only at
certain intervals; otherwise, they would cover up all other map detail.
USING THE TIME DIAL: You can tell
the time of any place on Earth by counting the number of meridians and figuring
one hour later for each one east of you or one hour earlier for each one west of
you. Your globe has a time dial loosely capped over the north pole, and you will
see that it is divided into twenty-four equal parts, each representing one hour
(or one meridian). Numbering is from noon to midnight and from midnight to noon.
Half the dial is dark to indicate the darkness hours from sunset to sunrise and
half is light for daylight hours. Let us suppose you are in St. Louis. It is
10:00 A.M. and you want to know the time in Paris, in Cairo, and in Tokyo. Set
the time dial so that 10:00 A.M. is directly in line with St. Louis, sighting
along the 90ºW meridian. Now rotate the globe (the time dial turns with it)
until you find Paris. Sighting up along the nearest meridian, you find it is
4:00 P.M. Turn the globe to Cairo and repeat the procedure. It is 6:00 P.M.
there. Now, rotating the globe all the way to Tokyo, you find the day is over
and it’s 1:00 A.M. the next morning.