The Galactic Coordinate system locates planets and objects in the Milky Way on lines of latitude and longitude – similar to how we do it on Earth. Do you know what “coordinates” are?
Coordinates are what GPSs use to locate exactly where you are on the map. We use lines of latitude and longitude to pinpoint an exact location. For instance – Sandton City Mall in Johannesburg is located at:
- Latitude: 28.0527° E
- Longitude: 26.1088° S,