Date: Thu, 28.12.06 15:37
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DS>> Isn't the shortest path from much of the US to Belgium gotten by
DS>> heading north?
BF> Not for much of, only from Hawaii and north-western Alaska. Even
BF> from Seattle the great circle runs over the southern tip of
BF> Greenland, I just checked it the classic way: with a piece of string
BF> on a globe...
If memory serves, on a Mercator projection map the Great Circle route is a
straight line. You could've used a ruler ...
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