Translation of prime meridian in Spanish:

prime meridian

primer meridiano, n.

noun

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    primer meridiano masculine
    meridiano inicial masculine
    meridiano de origen masculine
    meridiano cero masculine
    • On the earliest charts displaying a longitude scale, the prime meridian passed through the Canaries.
    • In this sense London marked the prime meridian in a cultural cartography too - a global chronocultural geography.
    • In a strong sense, then, a fiddler crab's frame of reference - the equator and prime meridian of its entire world - is centered on its burrow.
    • The prime meridian is the line which runs through Greenwich Observatory and is used globally as a standard ‘zero’ point.
    • Key amongst the equipment here was the transit telescope, angled to move only up and down, and from 1750 it was this telescope that defined Britain's prime meridian.
    • The first prime meridian was established by Hipparchus of Rhodes in the 2nd century BC.
    • Fourthly, lights out in this wing is extended from the ten thirty curfew that was given to you before your acceptance into this team, to eleven o'clock prime meridian.
    • Seventeenth century navigators could tell local time from the position of the Sun, but to determine their longitude, they needed also to know the time at a fixed reference point, i.e. Greenwich, the location of the prime meridian.
    • And it's where time itself starts, being the site of the prime meridian, Greenwich Mean Time or degrees longitude, depending on what you prefer.
    • Only on the fine line of the prime meridian, on that ‘great Greenwich hill and tower’ of the celestial seat, will chronometrical time be the ‘right time.
    • This forthcoming transit is centered on about 08: 20, Universal Time (UT: the standard time for the prime meridian passing through the Greenwich Observatory in London, England).
    • The prime meridian is the line that separates geographic east from west on the globe.
    • Because of Britain's sustained support for achievements in astronomical and navigational measurement, the Royal Observatory Greenwich landed the prime meridian.
    • Zero degrees longitude, the prime meridian could be anywhere - and has been, from the designated home ports of Rome to Paris to Jerusalem to Philadelphia to St. Petersburg.
    • That's the instant the sun is aligned with the degree line of longitude, or the prime meridian - also called the Greenwich Meridian.
    • But the creation of the prime meridian helped set international standards for how time is measured, for when a day begins and ends - even for how long an hour is.