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prime meridian
English: prime meridian
Chinese: 本初子午圈线
本初子午线
Examples:
1. A borough of Greater London in southeast England on the Thames River.It is the site of the original Royal Observatory, through which passes the prime meridian, or longitude0=.
格林威治英格兰东南部的一个市镇,位于大伦敦地区,在泰晤士河上,为原皇家观象台所在地。本初子午线即0°经线穿过此地
2. Angular distance on the earth's surface, measured east or west from the prime meridian at Greenwich, England, to the meridian passing through a position, expressed in degrees(or hours, minutes, and seconds.
经线地球表面的成角距离,从英国格林尼治的本初子午线向东或向西至经过某一点的子午线计量,以度(或小时)、分和秒表示
3. Lines of longitude are measured in degrees east or west of the prime meridian, which runs through Greenwich in London, while lines of latitude are given in degrees north of south of the equator.
穿过伦敦格林尼治的经线叫做本初子午线(0度经线),经度以东西距离这条经线多少度来计算,而纬度以离赤道南北多少度来计算。
4. Prime meridian (line of longitude which passes through Greenwich near London,numbered zero,from which the other lines of longitude are calculated)
本初子午线(通过伦敦附近之格林尼治的经线,度数为零,是计算东西经度的起点).