line of longitude


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Noun1.line of longitude - an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equatorline of longitude - an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"
great circle - a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
observer's meridian - a meridian that passes through the observer's zenith
prime meridian - meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)
magnetic meridian - an imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the Earth
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Following the 26th meridian line of longitude and sticking to a radius of 200 kilometers, he visited cities including Helsinki, Riga, Minsk, Bucharest and Athens.
Which line of longitude does our time zone correspond to?
On New Year's Eve, Samoa will have jumped to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude, in a move Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said would make it easier for Samoa to trade with key partners.
The country of about 180,000 people will jump to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude.
Two pencils and a rod (used as a pointer) were clamped on a retort stand and positioned near the globe: the rod over the line of longitude from Ljubljana towards south, a pencil that touches Johannesburg and another pencil.
What is the name of the line of longitude running through Greenwich, England?
First, let students locate Adelaide, Canberra, and Mackay on a rectangular map wherein a line of latitude and a line of longitude are always straight and perpendicular to each other, for example, a Mercator projection, and provide them with the cities' latitudes and longitudes.
To satisfy the requirements of the world record, the solo circumnavigation has to cross the equator and every line of longitude.
The two communities lie on exactly the same line of longitude, but one difference that cannot be ignored is climate.
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.