Meridian Crisis Resolved with Greenwich

October 13, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives October 13, 1884 Geographers and astronomers adopt Greenwich as the Prime Meridian, the international standard for zero degrees longitude. Prior to the adoption of a standard Prime Meridian, navigation at sea — and the charting of stars in the heavens — often remained a matter of local, national or even..

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