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Q: Miles from New York to Burma ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Miles from New York to Burma
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: saraweiss-ga
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Posted: 14 Aug 2006 09:17 PDT
Expires: 13 Sep 2006 09:17 PDT
Question ID: 755849
How many miles are between Burma and New York CIty?
Subject: Re: Miles from New York to Burma
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 14 Aug 2006 10:29 PDT
Hi saraweiss,

Since you didn't specify where in Burma (Myanmar), I have provided the
distance of the following three locations to New York City.

The distance from Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma) to NYC is:
8163 miles (13137 km) (7094 nautical miles)

The distance from Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) to NYC is:
8428 miles (13564 km) (7324 nautical miles)

The distance from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) to NYC is:
8072 miles (12991 km) (7015 nautical miles)

Source: How Far is It?

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Miles from New York to Burma
From: qed100-ga on 14 Aug 2006 10:43 PDT
According to the ruler-tool on Google Earth, the *minimal* geodesic
path between Burma's capital, Rangun, and New York City is
approximately 8,115 miles.
Subject: Re: Miles from New York to Burma
From: kemlo-ga on 14 Aug 2006 14:38 PDT
is that by air or by sea or
Subject: Re: Miles from New York to Burma
From: qed100-ga on 14 Aug 2006 16:12 PDT
For my case that distance is along the great circle path of least
length between the two cities. For an ideal sphere, a great circle
(geodesic) is essentially an equator dividing the sphere into two
equal hemispheres. On Earth people conventionally speak of "the"
equator; the geodesic which divides the planet into northern &
southern hemispheres.

   But any two points, A & B, on the surface of a sphere have a
great-circle passing through them; one of an infinity of such paths
which pass through every individual point. And the geodesic which
passes through A & B will be split into two sections, with A & B being
the endpoints of those sections. If A & B are at exactly opposite
sides of the sphere from each other (they are "antipodes" with respect
to each other), the two sections of the geodesic have equal lengths.
If A & B are not antipodal, then one section of the geodesic will be
shorter than the other.

   So the minimal geodesic path between the two cities (or more
specifically, the two points provided by Google Earth as the
"locations" of the two metropoli) measures out to about 8,115 miles.
One could take the other piece of the same geodesic between the same
two cities, and it'd be in the neighborhood of 16,000 miles.

   But in either case, that path will cut indiscriminately through
both land and sea. It's really an ideal path only for air travel. By
boat, navigating around continental obstacles, it'll be vastly

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