Difference between Great Circle and Small Circle





Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Great and Small Circle. Comparison and Differences.

Differences between Great Circle and Small Circle

S.No. Great Circle Small Circle
1 A Great Circle is a plane that passes through the center of the earth. (e.g. Equator and all Meridians) Small Circles are lines that do not pass through the center of the earth
2 A great circle is the largest circle than can be drawn on a sphere and they bisect the Earth into 2 equal halves e.g. The Equator, The Prime Meridian Small circles are any other circles that can be drawn
3 Great circle are larger in size Small circle are smaller in size
4 Has larger area Has smaller area
5 Circumference is more Circumference is less
6 Radius is large in great circle Radius is small in small circle


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