Greenwich meridian


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Greenwich meridian:

see prime meridianprime meridian,
meridian that is designated zero degree (0°) longitude, from which all other longitudes are measured. By international convention, it passes through the original site of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England; for this reason, it is sometimes called the
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Greenwich meridian

[′gren·ich mə′rid·ē·ən]
(geodesy)
The meridian passing through Greenwich, England, and serving as the reference for Greenwich time; it also serves as the origin of measurement of longitude.
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I DID IT: Jason Lewis crosses the Greenwich Meridian finish line; GREETING: adventurer Jason Lewis is mobbed by children as he arrives on dry land; CELEBRATE: drinking
Input the numbers correctly: a minus latitude is in the Southern Hemisphere; a minus longitude is west of England's Greenwich meridian.
The Thames alone has seen along its banks the construction of the Dome (a massive structure designed by architect, Richard Rogers, and located on the Greenwich meridian to mark the new millennium); an elegantly designed pedestrian bridge leading in one direction to the newly created Tate Modern (a museum of modern art in a converted power station) and in the other towards St Paul's Cathedral--new and old in juxtaposition; and a mighty `Wheel' (sited opposite the Houses of Parliament) to offer visitors and Londoners alike a magnificent view across the city.
He also speculates that the fact that the railroads, not the government, brought in Standard Time, permitted the adoption of the Greenwich meridian as the basis for calculating American time, a principle confirmed by the international meridian conference held in the U.
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For geological reasons, the subject area extends into southern South America, the Falkland Islands, and the coastal area east of the Greenwich Meridian.
But as he straddled the Greenwich Meridian yesterday, The Power had the air of a man with the world at his feet again and he said: "When I lost here last year, people said I was washed-up and finished - but I went on to win four of the seven majors.
The Meridian Series depicts areas where a path or road crosses the Greenwich Meridian.
It would cut the link between our time and the rising and setting of the Sun, and cause us to gradually drift away from Greenwich Mean Time, judged by when the Sun crosses the Greenwich Meridian.
One of the best-known examples of an innovation prize was the Longitude Prize in 1714 which offered a substantial reward to anyone who could accurately plot how far east or west of the Greenwich Meridian a ship was, prompt-t ing John Harrison to create a clock of unprecedented accuracy which could be used at sea.

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