Illuminated Meridian Line at night, Royal Observatory, Greenwich by National Maritime Museum Photo Studio

Illuminated Meridian Line at night, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

National Maritime Museum Photo Studio

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

Illuminated Meridian Line at night, Royal Observatory, Greenwich by National Maritime Museum Photo Studio zoom

Illuminated Meridian Line at night, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The meridian line in Greenwich represents the Prime Meridian of the world, Longitude zero. Every place on the Earth is measured in terms of its angle east or west from this line. To stand astride the line is to have one foot in the eastern and one foot in the western hemisphere of the earth, just as the Equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres.

The Prime Meridian at Greenwich passes through a massive special telescope called a transit circle. The transit circle was built by Sir George Airy, the seventh Astronomer Royal, in 1850. The crosshairs seen in the eyepiece of this transit circle define Longitude zero for the world.
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