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Old 03-15-2019, 03:09 PM
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Does anyone know how to write this location out properly ....

"0.00 - 105"

I am doing some art work and wanted to get it right ....

I crossed the equator and became a "Shellback" at this location ....

I google mapped it and came out like this;

0°00'00.0"N 105°00'00.0"E

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Drop the "N".

The equator is neither north nor south.

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Old 03-15-2019, 06:39 PM
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Congratulations! Very cool.

It's generally Degrees, minutes (up to 59), and seconds (up to 59). For example
104*59'45"

Or Degress, minutes, and hundredths of a minute
So above would be 104*59.75'

Or, just to confuse things, it might be written as Degrees, and multi decimal points of a degree, as in 104.99583*

I doubt you crossed at 105* even. A degree of longitude at the equator is 60 miles

And sorry, my phone doesn't have the proper "degree" symbol, or I'm too dumb to find it.

I guess you'd write it "0* Latitude, 105* East Longitude". It was east, right? Not west?

Oh, and Google maps makes it pretty easy, even thought it's technically wrong to put the "N". If you just type "0n, 105e", it'll come up.

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Wow that's cool! Had never heard of this before.

So a question...been reading up on it and obviously it's a pretty big deal. Not trying to belittle it, but is a ship or sub crossing the equator not a very common occurrence?
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
So a question...been reading up on it and obviously it's a pretty big deal. Not trying to belittle it, but is a ship or sub crossing the equator not a very common occurrence?
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NCS - Its a common event - especially where I crossed ... but a big deal when you do it for the first time and become a Shellback

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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I google mapped it and came out like this;

0°00'00.0"N 105°00'00.0"E
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what is a shell back
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