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The prime meridian was set at Greenwich, England, and the international dateline in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
one day earlier because of the crossing of the international dateline.
After receiving clearance for takeoff, Wiegand was able to ride a 70-knot tailwind and reached up to 280 mph during the almost 12-hour flight across the International Dateline.
For the past century, Samoa and Tokelau have been almost a day behind neighbouring New Zealand and Australia, the largest and most developed countries of the South Pacific, because they were on the opposite side of the international dateline.
On New Year's Eve, Samoa will have jumped to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude, in a move Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said would make it easier for Samoa to trade with key partners.
Summary: Samoa and Tokelau have skipped a day and jumped from east to west of the international dateline to align with trade partners.
The country of about 180,000 people will jump to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude.
London, Dec 29 (ANI): 30th December will be a day that never existed for the natives of an island in the Pacific Ocean, as it will make a historic leap across the international dateline.