Tag: greenwich

  • In Praise of Meridian Lines

    In Praise of Meridian Lines

    At 23:03 on 2014 Dec 21st, the Sun “stood still” as it switched from moving south to heading northwards again – this is the solstice, the word deriving from the Latin for stationary Sun. For northern hemisphere observers, on the December solstice the Sun reaches its lowest noon-time position of the year. From then on, the […]