Prime Meridian Day


The day I visited Greenwich, England was a chilly, foggy, drizzly one.  My friend, Graham, decided the borough would be the best place to begin the day’s tour.  I remember the welcome respite from the drizzle as we strolled underneath the River Thames through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel.

Soon, we stopped to admire the famous “Cutty Sark” clipper ship then walked past the National Maritime Museum.  Next, we approached the Royal Observatory to an area, PrimeMeridian-01paved in brick. I cleaned the mist from my eyeglasses then spotted the Prime Meridian. On impulse, I stood on the actual line. One foot was on the Western Hemisphere and the other on the Eastern Hemisphere.  I made a mental note that I was standing at 0-degrees longitude. After a minute or so, I again cleaned the moisture from my glasses, so my friend and I could continue our walk.

If you remember the geography…

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