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What meridian of longitude (in degrees) runs through the International Dateline?

What meridian of longitude (in degrees) runs through the International Dateline?

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  • Mark B
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    It would be 180 degrees

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Lots of different meridians run through the International Dateline. The Dateline is quite jagged compared to the meridians, which are great-circle routes through the poles.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    The International Date Line is located halfway around the world from the prime meridian (0° longitude) or about 180° east (or west) of Greenwich, London, UK, the reference point of time zones. It is also known as the line of demarcation.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Mostly 180 degrees, though the IDL does shift to take account of some island groups which would not like to be split up, so it does not exactly follow 180 degrees along its whole length.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The IDL is the 180 longitude for much of its length, but since it zigzags a bit, it actually passes through lines of longitude from 170E westward to 169W. That's about 21 degrees worth of longitude.

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The longitude of the International Dateline is 180°.

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  • 9 months ago

    180° longitude, but the international dateline is very crooked.

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The International Date Lines runs from the North Pole to the South Pole at ABOUT 180 Degrees Longitude.

    The Date Line does not follow 180 Degrees exactly. It zig zags around a bit in mid pacific to keep from dividing those island countries in half with one day on the East side and a different day on the west side.

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