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.
The line of longitude passing through Ljubljana is in the zx plane.
The 30-year-old property developer set a new record when he crossed the line of longitude at 59 degrees east near Raphael Island in waters off Mauritius.
But ask them what the capital of New Zealand is or what is a line of longitude they wouldn't have a notion.
I was three-quarters of the way down the line of longitude known as two degrees west, and had been walking for a total of six weeks.
Unlike the sedimentary record, the volcanic data do not show the pole repeatedly following a line of longitude up through the Americas or Asia.
Also we lie on exactly the same line of longitude. It was meant to be."
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.
Strictly regulated by the International Aeronautical Federation (FAI), challengers are required to circumnavigate the globe by crossing the line of longitude from which they took off.
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.