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Longitude - the World of Things


Longitude a geographic coordinate that specifies the east-west position of a point on the Earth's surface and is best determined using time measurements. Galileo Galilei proposed that with accurate knowledge of the orbits of the moons of Jupiter one could use their positions as a universal clock to determine of longitude, but this was practically difficult especially at sea. An English clockmaker, John Harrison, invented the marine chronometer, helping solve the problem of accurately establishing longitude at sea, thus revolutionising safe long distance travel.
Harrison’s watches were rediscovered after the First World War, restored and given the designations H1 to H5 by Rupert T. Gould.
Important dates: 1759 (Finished manufacturing of H4), November 2017 (launching of PowaINFRA - an awesome Internet of Things).
This post forms part of the series of posts around 1001 Awesome things in our world.
Now that you know about an awesome thing in the world, discover our awesome world of things...
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