The Standard Meridian of India has a longitude of 82°30’E. This Standard meridian passes through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and it is considered as the standard time for the whole country. The local time is different from one place to another.
Where does standard meridian pass through?
∎ Standard meridian of any country is generally selected in multiples of 7°30′ of longitude. hours and 30 minutes in advance of GMT. ∎ Standard Meridian passes through Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
How many longitudes are passing through India?
This is called the 180th meridian and also the international date line. Therefore, the total number of latitudes are 181; and the total number of longitudes are 360.
What is standard meridian of time?
Standard Meridian is the longitude which is used to describe time of a country. It ideally should be the same for the whole country and all the places in a country should follow this same time. The standard meridian of India is 82.5 ° E and it passes through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.
How is Earth time calculated?
The earth has 360 imaginary lines called longitudes or meridians running vertically between the poles. Each of these longitudes is called a degree. The 0 degree longitude passing through Greenwich, near London, is considered as standard and the time of all other time zones are calculated accordingly.