UPSC Geography The origin and evolution of the earth Question Bank Universe / Sun / Planets / Earth

  • question_answer Which one of the following has geographical position of \[{{0}^{o}}\] latitude and \[{{0}^{o}}\] longitude?             [NDA 2008-II]

    A)  In the South Atlantic Ocean

    B)  In the Mediterranean Sea

    C)  In Ghana, a West African country

    D)  At Greenwich Observatory in England

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich (London). The Royal Observatory is also the source of the Prime Meridian of the world. Longitude\[{{0}^{o}}\,\,0'\,\,0''\]. Every place on the Earth is measured in terms of its distance east or west from this line. The Prime Meridian runs through Green with( England) and is at \[{{0}^{o}}\] longitude


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