prime meridian

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meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)

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As it is a series starting at the Greenwich meridian line and moving eastwards through the world, it would have taken a lifetime (and more) to orchestrate the release of books in order.
130 BC) to the international acceptance of the Greenwich meridian in 1884.
The Greenwich Meridian (Longitude 0[degrees]) passes through Tema near Accra and meets the Equator (Latitude 0[degrees]) a few score miles into the country's territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean.
These three stars are sometimes known as the Three Guides, because they lie close to the zero hour of right ascension, the heavenly counterpart to the Greenwich meridian on Earth.
The name follows the capital's geographical location a" 24 degrees north of the equator and 54 degrees east of Greenwich Meridian, a report said.
Even the simple, timeless pleasure of watching a bit of television threatens a kind of cosmic disconnect as TiVo/DVR time adjustments leave one drifting out of the reach of the Greenwich meridian or any of its spinoffs.
He sets off at London's Greenwich Meridian Timeline on April 13 and will navigate through Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Americas.
Jason, 40, was cheered by hundreds of people as he crossed the Greenwich Meridian on the Thames in his pedal driven boat Moshka.
The intrepid explorer waved ecstatically to the crowds who had gathered to see him cross the Greenwich Meridian finish line at 12.
Fittingly in this location, on the Greenwich Meridian at 51.
From the Greenwich Meridian east to the International Date Line you see the Eastern Hemisphere, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Jason Lewis, 38, from Bridport, Dorset, has so far cycled more than 2,100 miles on the Far East leg of his Expedition 360 - which has clocked up over 37,000 miles since it began at the Greenwich Meridian in London 12 years ago.
The longitude of a place is the angle between the plane of its meridian and the plane of the Greenwich meridian.
Greenwich Meridian The imaginary vertical line that extends from the north to the south pole, identified as zero degrees.
Between the International Date Line and the Greenwich Meridian, the term 'hurricane' (from the Arawak word urakan--'center of the wind') is used.
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