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?
Find a line of longitude. (They're the vertical lines on the chart.) Note that at every third tick mark on these lines of longitude there is an obscure reference like KD69Y.
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 previous youngest to complete a similar voyage was American Zac Sunderland, who was two months older than Mike when he completed his voyage last month.
The two communities lie on exactly the same line of longitude, but one difference that cannot be ignored is climate.
Start on the bank of a rivet-, sweep down over thousands of square miles of American turf, farms, suburbs, and cities, and stop at a line of longitude; it's not exactly a likely method for creating a unique culture.
"The line of longitude given as 59 degrees 37.0 West is recognised by the Ocean Rowing Society as designating a successful East-West crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.