Greenwich Meridian


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Noun1.Greenwich Meridian - the meridian passing through Greenwich; was internationally adopted as the earth's zero of longitude in 1884
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This famous timepiece, always regulated on the Greenwich meridian, which was now some seventy-seven degrees westward, was at least four hours slow.
In 1884, at the International Meridian Conference in Washington, DC, the decision was taken to divide the planet into 24 time zones, each one covering 15AaAaAeAe1/4 of longitude (one hour), and assign longitude 0 to the Greenwich meridian.
Like the Greenwich Meridian which bisects the O2 arena, Murray's 21st consecutive singles win, a gruelling three hours 20 minutes war of attrition against Kei Nishikori, could have gone either way.
The Equator is only 750km south and the Greenwich Meridian runs through the port of Tema, 30km east of Accra, the capital city.
A Hard Times B The Old Curiosity Shop C Our Mutual Friend D Barnaby Rudge QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Through which North African country does the Greenwich Meridian run?
Just as the Greenwich Meridian dictated time, so Liverpool, the second city of the empire, determined the stature of every place on earth.
This is officially 'the home of time', where the zero longitude Greenwich Meridian line is marked by line and laser.
Just because the Greenwich Meridian runs through east London, they should not necessarily expect transfer dealing activity to be arranged just to suit them and the Premier League clubs of which they are in charge.
The clock is mounted on the wall outside the gate of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, which is home to the Greenwich Meridian Line, marking the Prime Meridian of the World at zero degrees longitude.
But the island nation -- located in the Gulf of Guinea precisely where the equator and the Greenwich meridian meet -- should be considered exactly that, said SEuo Tome Ambassador Carlos Gustavo dos Anjos on a recent visit to ystanbul.
It would also spell the end for Greenwich Mean Time, which is measured by the time at which the Sun crosses the Greenwich Meridian and was adopted in Britain in 1847.
The Meridian building houses an impressive collection of telescopes, including the Airy Transit Circle, a 10ft instrument which defined the Greenwich Meridian until 1850.

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