line of longitude

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an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator

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This imaginery line is opposite the line of longitude through Greenwich, UK.
Unlike the sedimentary record, the volcanic data do not show the pole repeatedly following a line of longitude up through the Americas or Asia.
Appraising the book, New York-based Publishers Weekly said: "The ultimate travel adventure of the jet age may be to journey from the North Pole to the South Pole by every means but airplane" and "British actor-writer-TV producer Palin rose to the challenge in 1991 when he and a BBC-TV crew undertook a five-month trip along the 30 degree east line of longitude.
Normal clocks are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the world standard since 1884, which is tied to Sun's position in relation to the Greenwich Meridian - the zero line of longitude.
Today he is credited as establishing Greenwich meridian as the world's prime line of longitude - and ensuring the supremacy of the British Navy for the next 150 years.
For Nicholas chose to hike 360 miles down two degrees west, the only line of longitude that cuts through England.
When it is midnight on January 31, 1999, in Greenwich, it has already been January 1, 2000, in every time zone eastwards, up to the 180 degree line of longitude.
Katrina then headed southwest, crossing which line of longitude shown on the map?
The mountains lie near which line of longitude on the map?
What named line of longitude passes through the United Kingdom?