||Our route to tomorrow
begins in London's summertime (GMT +1) from where we travel
west via Los Angeles at GMT -7, through the International
Dateline in the Pacific Ocean and into tomorrow and Nuku'alofa
in The Kingdom of Tonga (GMT+13).
A consequence of passing through the dateline is that we miss
19th July entirely. We only regain our lost day on our return
to today and the San Jose Museum of Art in California on August
4th 2006 GMT-7.
The International Date Line is an imaginary line on the Earth
separating two consecutive calendar days, where the date in
the Eastern hemisphere, to the left of the line, is always
one day ahead of the date in the Western hemisphere.
Without the International Date Line travelers going westward
would discover that when they returned home, one day more
than they thought had passed, even though they had kept careful
tally of the days. This first happened to Magellan's crew
after the first circumnavigation of the globe. Likewise, a
person traveling eastward would find that one fewer days had
elapsed than he had recorded, as happened to Phileas Fogg
in "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne.
The International Date Line could be anywhere on the globe,
but is 180° away from the defining meridian that goes
through Greenwich, England.