Sunday, August 07, 2005

Somewhere Out There, Is The Meridian

One of the problems with taking pictures in Illinois in August is that what you mostly get are photos of corn. There is actually a divided highway just beyond the corn in this picture. There is a hike and bike trail behind the corn on the opposite side of where we are standing. Nevertheless, as best we could figure out, this is the 90th West Meridian (Longitude), just west of Edwardsville. The corn on the right is closer to Greenwich, England (Zero Longitude). The corn on the left is more than 1/4 of the way around the globe. The center of the picture is about where the meridian runs. The tall plant is not pot, it's ragweed.

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