Parallels of latitude

Parallels of latitude are imagined lines, maximum to 90 degree, from east to west, and ALL are small circle, EXCEPTING   (the equator) is a form of great circles.

Remember: Parallels of latitude (imagined lines)   ≠   latitude (a position)

Moreover,  Parallel of latitdue is perpendicular to Meridians of longitude on the earth’s surface and they form Graticule

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