# How many miles in a degree longitude at the equator?

69.172 miles Click to see full answer. People also ask, how many miles is a degree of longitude at the poles?Degrees of latitude are parallel so the distance between each degree remains almost constant but since degrees of longitude are farthest apart at the equator and converge at the poles, their distance varies greatly. Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers) apart. how do you convert latitude and longitude to Miles? Divide the amount of miles by the degrees in a circle. The circumference of the earth along the equator is 24,901.92 miles, and there are 360 degrees in a circle. This results in about 69.2 miles. That is the approximate distance between each degree of latitude. Thereof, how long is a degree of longitude at the equator? A geographical mile is defined to be the length of one minute of arc along the equator (one equatorial minute of longitude), therefore a degree of longitude along the equator is exactly 60 geographical miles or 111.3 kilometers, as there are 60 minutes in a degree.How many meters is a degree of longitude?One degree of longitude will be 60 times 1,852 meters times the cosine of the latitude. For example, I live near Oslo in Norway at latitude 60 north and cosine 60 is exactly 0.5. It means that, where I live, one minute of longitude is half that of latitude; 0.926 meters.