Using Proportions to Estimate Approximate Latitude Marsha Lodge
Then we cross products to estimate the approximate latitude. For example, we have noticed that our hometown location (Hebron) has gained 19 minutes of photoperiod each week and we are located 33 mm from the equator (using a small desk map). We set up ratios for each Mystery Class location, using how many minutes they have gained in a week multiplied by our distance from the equator and divided that by 19, (our minutes gained each week  see diagram below). Using this approach, we have tried to estimate approximate latitudes for each Mystery Class location. We'll see at the end of the season if our estimates were correct! If you have advice to share, please write to Journey North >>
