Originally Posted by LandLocked66c
So, this has to do with what exactly? Celestial navigation?
Not really. I just don't want to tune in late for the Jerry Springer show at noon!
Really, teaching myself battery-free navigation and the question just came up. I would have assumed it was a standard meridian per timezone, as pointed out since, with several degrees to and fro......except the lines aren't straight by any means to accomodate local needs.
Thanks for all the good info and trivia all.
ps....66c: if you want something to occupy even more spare time, I highly recommend a cheap, Davis Mark III sextant. I've only had mine a week, shot readings in my yard, and already want a better one! Lots of fun and learning.