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    Re: Great Circle puzzle
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Oct 27, 05:15 -0700

    Sean, you wrote:
    "Pass between Madagascar and Mozambique."

    That's the one that I found, too. This is one of those cases where a good old-fashioned globe can come in handy. For a great circle, you just roll it over and see where it leads. This one runs across the whole Pacific and ends up somewhere near the Kamchatka Peninsula. With a globe, it only took about 30 seconds to find that path.

    My personal favorite is local. If you head out on a great circle from southern New England on an initial bearing to the southeast, where do you end up? It's a long way. You hit land in southwest Australia.


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