Should the prime and ante meridians be moved over so that Europe and Africa are completely in the eastern hemisphere, where they belong?

3 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    That would be handy. But then what do you propose for the international date line in the Pacific? If we leave it where it is, the time zones between the new meridian the the IDL would be squeezed. They would hardly represent hour intervals and we need twelve hours between GMT and the IDL.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No. The line goes through Greenwich from where it is measured and it would not be any good to have the line in the middle of the Atlantic somewhere. 

    England is still the centre of the world. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Sure, as long as you're willing to pay the costs of reprogramming every fcuking piece of navigation software/firmware/hardware on all the ships, airplanes, GPS units, etc., in the entire world.

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