4th December 2019


What is the prime meridian and where is it located?

The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that, similar to the equator, divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres. It is sometimes referred to as the Greenwich Meridian. All lines of latitude and longitude are measured in degrees.

In respect to this, which is the Prime Meridian?

A prime meridian is a meridian (a line of longitude) in a geographic coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0°. Together, a prime meridian and its antimeridian (the 180th meridian in a 360°-system) form a great circle. This great circle divides the sphere, e.g., Earth, into two hemispheres.

What does the Prime Meridian pass through?

Which countries does the Prime Meridian pass through? In the Northern Hemisphere, the Prime Meridian passes through the UK, France and Spain in Europe and Algeria, Mali, Burkina, Faso, Tongo and Ghana in Africa. The only landmass crossed by the Meridian in the Southern Hemisphere is Antarctica.

What is a prime meridian for kids?

A meridian is an imaginary line around the Globe that connects points of equal longitude (a coordinate that specifies the east/west position of a location on the Earth's surface). The prime meridian is a line of geographical longitude that is defined at 0°.
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