12/31/2022 at 2:51 PM / Updated 12/31/2022 at 2:54 PM
World Space Observatory website highlights time travel: 2023 to 2022 – (Credit: Social Networks/Reproduction)
Passengers aboard a United Airlines Boeing 777-300 this Saturday afternoon (12/31) are far from a journey, real and imagined: en route to the United States, the crew departs Seoul, in South Korea in 2023 and reach the target by 2022.
At 00:29 AM on January 1, 2023, a passenger bound for San Francisco, USA boarded at Incheon International Airport in Seoul. The flight is expected to arrive on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 5:01 PM.
“Time travel” is caused by the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean. When moving from the Asian “time zone” to the US, the aircraft enters a zone less than 23 hours relative to the previous zone, which “increases” as the aircraft maintains its course.
This Saturday (Brasilia time) at 2:43 p.m., the flight was in the air for two hours and 13 minutes and within the “time zone” of Asia – so, in 2023.
In a few hours, Boeing will cross the International Date Line, located 180º from the Greenwich meridian, and passengers will return to 2022. In total, the flight is expected to last nine hours and 46 minutes.
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