Friday, September 27, 2013
Flag for the Prime Meridian
Countries that can fly this flag on their prime meridian include: Ghana, Togo, Burkina-Faso, Algeria, Mali, Algeria, Spain, France, and England - as well as Antarctica.
The checker pattern indicates that the person has crossed a unique line of sorts as when one crosses the finish line. It is to be waved vigorously when one has crossed this zero point. This special meridian is the arbitrary dividing line between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres.
Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/battyden/with/308493413/