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Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:35 pm


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?
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:08 pm

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.


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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:10 pm

In Oregon you cross the Prime Meridian each time you drive north or south on I-5 between Salem and Portland.
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:17 pm

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.
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:28 pm

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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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:29 pm

Prime Meredian and Four Corners.
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:41 pm

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.

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:43 pm

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...

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:26 pm

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

What are the 4 corners??
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:38 pm

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...

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:31 pm

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!

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:33 pm

Prime Meridian
International Date Line
Tropic of Capricorn
Equator
Arctic Circle
possibly Antarctic Circle as well - not sure though.
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:38 pm

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

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:53 pm

I have been in four states at the same time - New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:14 pm

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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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:27 pm

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.

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:16 am

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:57 am

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.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:02 am

"...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

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:12 am

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.

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:17 am

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

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:58 am

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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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:12 am

Tropic of Cancer
GMT

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:25 am

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

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:14 am

Juanr:

LOL...that's kinda ridiculous since your from Colombia...but pretty funny too...

BTW, I crossed the Prime meridian not the International date line.
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:22 am

PPVRA:

Why ridiculous?? 95% of the Colombian Territory is in the northern Hemisphere!

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:24 am

Juanr:

I know, but It' Ironic since Colombia is in South America. Ironic is a better word for what I meant.

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:20 am

PPVRA: Understood, no problems at all with that  Big grin

Anyway, remember that Venezuela, Guyana and Surinam are also in South America and 100% of their territories are situated in the north hemisphere.


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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:27 am

I have stood on the Equator with one foot in each hemisphere in San Antonio, Ecuador (Just north of Quito).
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:34 am


I have crossed the "Continental (Airlines) Divide" in the Rocky Mountains....HEHEHEHEHE  Nuts  Nuts
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:54 am

In order
Prime Meridian
Tropic of Cancer
Int'l Dateline
Arctic Circle
Equator
Tropic of Capricorn
Rugby, North Dakota (Geographic centre of N. America)

Only Antarctic Circle to go

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:22 pm

I still don't think the 4 corners are any big deal.... wow... 4 states meet.....
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:29 pm

That's right! It's the 45th paralell. My bad. Shows how much I pay attention to it on my trips to Portland. lol Smile
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:52 pm


>>>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 besides Northern Canada, but hey, no big deal.

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:03 pm

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
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:13 pm


The Arctic Circle about 100 times on my way to Lappland  Big thumbs up

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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:40 am

yeah, but its just 4 states in the same country... big deal....
 
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RE: Have You Ever Crossed Any Geographical Lines?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:46 am

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 from a parking lot in Tennessee to the Appalacian Trail (a distance of about 100 feet) in North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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