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Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?  
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8961 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2103 times:


I've crossed:

Equator
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
International date line

Need to work on the Antartic and Arctic circles!

Which one's have you crossed?



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

I've been exactly half way between the equator and the north poll in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm not sure what it is called though, or if it is called anything.

Also the 4 corners.


Ya, pathetic, I know. Big grin


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

In Oregon you cross the Prime Meridian each time you drive north or south on I-5 between Salem and Portland.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Arrgghh....S12PPL...you beat me to it!  Laugh out loud

That's the 45 degree latitiude line, correct....and is just north of downtown Salem. There is a sign indicating that. I don't think it's referred to as the Prime Meridian, though...the Prime Meridian is the 0-degree longitude line that goes north/south through Greenwich, England.

I've flown over the date line on the way to Australia in mid-December 1987, and then back over it on the way home in early 1988. On the same trip, as I went from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern, I would have crossed the Equator.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Tropic of Cancer
Equator
Tropic of Capricorn
International Dateline
Prime Meridian
plus
Mason-Dixon Line
and
The Over-the-line tournament in San Diego



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User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Prime Meredian and Four Corners.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

I tried to edit my original post, but the option wasn't there.

Anyhow, I don't know if this really qualifies or not, but I got to see what is left of the fortified border between East and West Germany this past summer, which back in the day would have been considered the legendary "Iron Curtain". The main museum is Point Alpha, northeast of Frankfurt.



User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Lines I've physically crossed (not counting overflights)...The Four Corners, and numerous other state boundaries on foot...also the street my dorm building was on denoted the 40th parallel, so I crossed that boundary quite often when I lived there...

Greg



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Crossed the Prime Meridian several times.
Equator
Tropic Cancer
Tropic Capricorn

What are the 4 corners??


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

You live in the US and don't know what the 4 corners are? First, take a geography course ASAP (no wonder the US sucks as a whole in geography), second, I suggest looking at a map of the western United States (largely the mountain time zone for a further hint) and then coming back and telling us what your answer is...

Greg



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User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Okay, for those of us with a legitimate excuse not to be familiar with American geographical minutiæ, where are the four corners?  Smile

On Sunday, during a day trip to London, I stood astride the Prime Meridian at Greenwich. The Royal Observatory have a pretty cool visitor centre/museum there, lots of interesting exhibits, especially for physics geeks like myself and my daytripping companion  Big grin If you're there after dark you can see the laser they have shining out of one of the buildings on the Prime Meridian, iluminating the Prime Meridian in the sky northwards - you can see this green laserbeam shining up towards London for a good few miles, it's quite a sight!

Rich


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Prime Meridian
International Date Line
Tropic of Capricorn
Equator
Arctic Circle
possibly Antarctic Circle as well - not sure though.


User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Cancer
International Date Line
Prime Meridian
The Continental Divide
Mason-Dixon Line
Four Corners (I think)

[Edited 2004-11-18 14:39:15]


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User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

I have been in four states at the same time - New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona.

User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I have flown several times over the arctic circle and once I landed in LKL, the Europe's northernmost airport (well, excluding HVG and some islands)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

The four corners are in the southwest of the United States, where New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah meet at the same point. Therefore, you can be in all four states at the same time. It's pretty neat.

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11604 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

On all the major highways in Oregon, there are signs showing the 45th parallel: half way between the North Pole and Equator. I have seen it on I-5, I-84, US97, US197, US395, and US26.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Checkpoint Charlie, before the wall fell. My mug is in the old Stasi files somewhere as a result.

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

USAFHummer,

Let me clue you in.... besides the 4 states that make up the "4 corners" in the US, there are also many other "4 corners" in thr world. Since I don't see anything at all special with having been to 4 square shaped states I assumed it had to be something more important than that.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

"...having been to 4 square shaped states I assumed it had to be something more important than that. "

The prosecution rests...

Also, here is the webpage for the Four Corners...
http://www.navajonationparks.org/fourcorners_monument.htm

Greg

[Edited 2004-11-18 17:06:41]


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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Prime Meridan, few times.

Has anyone crossed the Rose Line in Paris's St Sulpice church? (anyone who read Da Vinci Code should know this). Apparently it was the 0 degree before it was moved to Greenwich.

[Edited 2004-11-18 17:13:30]

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Was in the Air Force north of the Polar (Arctic?) circle.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

I've gone over:

Equator
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Arctic Circle (that's the one I've crossed most)
International date line
Prime Meridan



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Tropic of Cancer
GMT

And I have walked through the Mid-Atlantic ridge between the American and Eurasian plates



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User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Now that you ask I've just realized that I have never been on the South Hemisphere!!

Juan
SKBO


25 PPVRA : Juanr: LOL...that's kinda ridiculous since your from Colombia...but pretty funny too... BTW, I crossed the Prime meridian not the International date l
26 Juanr : PPVRA: Why ridiculous?? 95% of the Colombian Territory is in the northern Hemisphere! Juan SKBO
27 PPVRA : Juanr: I know, but It' Ironic since Colombia is in South America. Ironic is a better word for what I meant. PPVRA[Edited 2004-11-18 23:26:58]
28 Post contains images Juanr : PPVRA: Understood, no problems at all with that Anyway, remember that Venezuela, Guyana and Surinam are also in South America and 100% of their territ
29 CoRocks : I have stood on the Equator with one foot in each hemisphere in San Antonio, Ecuador (Just north of Quito).
30 Post contains images JeffLAS : I have crossed the "Continental (Airlines) Divide" in the Rocky Mountains....HEHEHEHEHE
31 WrenchBender : In order Prime Meridian Tropic of Cancer Int'l Dateline Arctic Circle Equator Tropic of Capricorn Rugby, North Dakota (Geographic centre of N. America
32 Flyboy36y : I still don't think the 4 corners are any big deal.... wow... 4 states meet.....
33 Post contains images S12PPL : That's right! It's the 45th paralell. My bad. Shows how much I pay attention to it on my trips to Portland. lol
34 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : >>>I still don't think the 4 corners are any big deal.... wow... 4 states meet..... Ya, right, it´s just the only place on earth where this occurs b
35 Lfutia : I've been through the Mason-Dixon Line and flown over the PM a few times. I'm still waiting to go through TZ's
36 Post contains images Solnabo : The Arctic Circle about 100 times on my way to Lappland Micke//SE
37 Flyboy36y : yeah, but its just 4 states in the same country... big deal....
38 BH346 : Crossed the International Date Line and the Arctic Circle, both overflights. Only boundary I've crossed physically that I know of is when I walked fro
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