Translation of meridian in Spanish:


meridiano, n.

Pronunciation /məˈrɪdiən/ /məˈrɪdɪən/

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    meridiano masculine
    the prime / Greenwich Meridian el meridiano 0° / de Greenwich
    • Whereas terrestrial longitude uses meridians of longitude, right ascension uses hour circles which run between the north and south celestial poles.
    • The first part described geographical and astronomical terms such as latitude, longitude, meridian, poles, eclipses, signs of the zodiac etc.
    • Whereas meridians of longitude loop, from the North Pole to the South and back again, in great circles of the same size, converging at the ends of the earth.
    • All meridians of longitude - imaginary lines that stretch from the North Pole to the South Pole - begin at this pole.
    • A world known only to her and one in which mice and birds have etched meridians and longitudes, mapping her territory.
    • Most school students know the answer to this question: What is the meridian of longitude used to calculate Indian Standard Time?
    • On the surface of the earth, the shortest path between two points (taking one of the points to be the North Pole) is along the meridian of fixed longitude connecting the North Pole to the other point.
    • Also, in the same year, he began the measurement of the arc of the meridian (longitude line) through Paris.
    • Greenwich was adopted as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.
    • Snell studied the loxodrome, the path on the sphere that makes constant angle with the meridians.
    • Anywhere within about 90 degrees of longitude of that meridian will be able to see the complete eclipse.
    • Nevertheless, by the end of 1868 Montana had an initial point, a baseline, and a principal meridian, and much of its most economically promising terrain had been surveyed and mapped.
    • From 1610 he lectured on astronomy and mathematics for two years, becoming a full professor in 1615, upon which he decided to determine the meridian; the circumference of the earth.
    • The voyage must also start from and return to the same point, and cross all of the meridians as well as the equator.
    • In order to determine the shape of the Earth, Cassini proposed measuring an arc of the meridian from the north of France to the south.
    • On an oceanic voyage, however, especially at higher latitudes, the converging meridians on the physical globe conflicted with the parallel meridians shown on the traditional portolan chart.
    • Assignment of local standard times was based on the nearest standard meridian to the east of the simulation longitude.
    • The meridians intersect and pile up to create a co-ordinate singularity at the Poles, but nothing odd happens on the Earth's real surface.
    • In this projection the meridians are vertical and parallels having increased spacing in proportion to the secant of the latitude.
    • A year ago, the Millennium Dome, located on the meridian at Greenwich, was the centerpiece of Britain's over-the-top festivities to welcome the year 2000.
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    meridiano masculine
    • It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.
    • Local time at all other locations on the Earth's surface is based on the Sun's position relative to the celestial meridian, an imaginary line running north and south directly overhead.
    • The nearest part of the Earth's surface to the Moon, around the noon meridian, may be only just close enough to be within the umbra (the conical lunar shadow), so that observers there experience a very brief total eclipse.
    • This then tells you the local solar time for Athens in that era: that is, when the Sun rose, when it crossed the meridian, when it set.
    • When a star passes over the meridian, the transit instrument can be used to measure the angle at which this happens.