Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The distance between Houston and San Francisco is 1608 miles. From San Francisco to Tokyo, Japan, the distance is 5134 miles. How many miles from Houston have I traveled?

We flew over the Pacific Ocean and crossed the International Date Line, which is 180 degrees longitude. Crossing the International Date line traveling east results in a day or 24 hours being subtracted, and crossing west results in a day being added.

Tokyo, Japan is 14 hours ahead in time from Houston, Texas. It is night time in Tokyo when it is daytime in Houston. If it is 11:00pm in Tokyo, what time is it in Houston?

The photos above were on the movie screen on the airplane seatback in front of me!

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