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Jan 23, 2021
Xenon All-American
Why is the International Date Line so weird in south pacific?
OK, because of the question about most eastern point, I had to go look at a map. The international Date line is pretty straight forward for most of it's length ...

A bit of a diagonal jog up by the Bering Strait ...

BUT in the south pacific, things get really strange ...

I understand the jog to get Fiji and Somoa all in the same time zone (and this case all the same DAY!!) ...

BUT there is a really odd "hammerhead" shape going out to capture, I assume, so small islands? What is out there?
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Originally posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 11:08:07am
Message modified by Xenon on Jan 23, 2021 at 11:42:12am
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