When you finally arrive, you won't be able to get off your boat because the Date Line
is not an actual place.
Caption: Above: The US Navy gave out semi-serious certificates to GIs who crossed the International Date Line
for their first time on its ships.
This woman probably thinks the International Date Line
is a matchmaking service.
The islands of Samoa and Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean and located near the International Date Line
were the first to mark the dawn of the New Year.
29, 2011, the remote Pacific island nation redrew the International Date Line
and leapt across to its western side after over a century on the eastern side of the line.
The 30th "disappeared" when the Pacific nation of 193,000 people switched from one side of the international date line
(IDL) to the other.
The Quartet set January 26 as the date line
for both the Palestinian and Israeli sides to present their proposals regarding borders and security.
31, by declaring they now lie west of the International Date Line
You can't have it both ways when it comes to the International Date Line
, a fact Samoa knows all too well.
One assumes the world would already have ended across the International Date Line
. Samoa must already be regretting its recent decision to hop back the other side of it.
Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line
. By Avraham Ariel and Nora Ariel Berger.
The sea-surface warming characteristic of El Nino typically stretches along the equator from the coast of South America to the international date line
, with the largest temperature anomalies in the eastern Pacific.
He describes the history of the international technical accords on the International Date Line
, the system of standard time zones around the globe, and Daylight Saving Time, all of which are linked to international acceptance of Greenwich as the prime meridian.
Given the complexity of the date line
, passengers leaving on UA872 from Taipei at 12:10, will actually arrive earlier in the morning of the same day at 08:24.