Greenwich Meridian marker

Greenwich Meridian marker

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Credit: MARTIN BOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Greenwich Meridian marker. Metal plate in the pavement on Western Road, Lewes, East Sussex, marking zero degrees longitude. This is the Greenwich Meridian (also called the Prime Meridian), which passes through this location. This meridian is named after Greenwich Observatory, in London, UK, where it was established in 1851. This marker was placed in 1975.

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