Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Complete the Sentence by Selecting the Correct Option: the Earth Requires 24 Hours for One Rotation. in One Hour, - Geography

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True or False

Complete the sentence by selecting the correct option: 

The earth requires 24 hours for one rotation.  In one hour, 


  • 5 longitudes will face the sun 

  • 10 longitudes will face the sun 

  • 15 longitudes will face the sun 

  •  20 longitudes will face the sun 

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Longitude is the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England. It is represented in degrees.

One rotation = 360o

The time required for the earth to complete one rotation = 24 hours

Therefore, longitudes covered in one hour = 360/24 = 15o

Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time
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Balbharati Geography 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Local Time and Standard Time
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 8
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