The International Date Line functions as a “ line of demarcation ” separating two consecutive calendar dates. When you cross the date line, you become a time traveler of sorts! Cross to the west and its one day later; cross back and youve “gone back in time.
What happens if you cross the International Date Line moving east?
Answer: The International Date Line runs down the middle of the Pacific Ocean. If you cross the date line moving east, you subtract a day, whereas if you are moving west you add a day.
Does the International Date Line pass through England?
The International Date Line is located halfway around the world from the prime meridian (0° longitude) or about 180° east (or west) of Greenwich, London, UK, the reference point of time zones.
Why international date line is not straight?
It goes zig-zag. In order to avoid the confusion of having different dates in the same country, the International Date Line bends and goes zig zag at the Bering Strait between Siberia and Alaska, Fiji, Tonga and in some other islands.