Flight CA625 took off from China in 2022 and landed in the United States in 2021

by Graphic Press

This Journey to the Past is not a sci-fi, it’s totally real and happened to the CA625 crew, a cargo flight that took off in China on January 1 and landed in the US on December 31.

Air China’s Airbus A350-941 took off at 01:35 AM on January 1, 2022 and landed just after 9:24 PM on December 31, 2021.

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This event, common on other flights, is due to the time zone difference between countries due to the Earth’s rotation.So, while it gets dark in some, the day is just beginning in others.

The Earth is divided into 24 different regions, which equals the 24 hours that a day lasts. From this division, each country adjusts its schedule with this in mind “In every earthly meridian the passing of the sun occurs at noon” And every hour passes through another longitude westward with a difference of 15 degrees, according to the “24 Timezones” web portal.

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Because the Earth rotates from west to east, the day in China starts earlier and gets dark earlier than it does in the US, so travel between the two countries – which are 17 hours apart – allows travelers to go a day earlier or later. Calendar.

Portal of real-time information and graphics for air traffic around the world ‘Flightradar24’ shared the event on their Twitter account using the hashtag #VolverAlPasado.

Some users commented that the extraordinary event also occurs with other flights and that they have experienced it.

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“I did it on my flight from Vancouver to Shanghai,” One Internet user commented.

Although this fact most commonly occurs with flights that travel from one destination to another with time differences greater than the duration of the flight, CA625 attracted attention because it happened early in the year.

Aileen Morales

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