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It's possible. Google says 8am in Melbourne is 5pm in Austin It's technically on a different day, which is possibly where the confusion lies, but around September both would be somewhere near equinox, so both should be in daylight around that time. 15 hours one way is 24-15=9 hours the other way, crossing the International date line.


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Comparing times is not a great way of checking for daylight as time zones are very unevenly distributed. solar "noon" can occur as late as 15:00 in western portions of China Better to just some simple geometry, logic, and, as pointed out in the comics, some knowledge about Earth's movements relative to the Sun: If half the globe is in daylight ...


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Others have answered that it is, at the very least, possible for it to be daytime in both places but impossible to be midday in both places. I'd like to answer a related question, "how close to solar midday can both these locations get, and when?" As for "how high," that is easily found by taking half of the great-circle distance between ...


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This trope is quite old, and dates back to the days when practically all television content was received via aerial broadcast - think antennas on rooftops, receiving unscrambled, unecrypted content freely available to anyone with a receiver. For this delivery channel, it makes sense (for handwavey, techno-babble values of "sense") that with a big ...


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I’ve never seen the series in question, but in the UK at least, the outcome of a tied parliamentary constituency vote in a General Election, or a local election for councillors can be resolved by a coin toss or other fair test. This has happened as recently as 2017 in a local election, where two candidates drew straws. Obviously, this is after several ...


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Most of the time art should look clean. If the artists made the hole jagged someone can easily mistake it for bad art. Also, having cartoon mice live in places that look like houses keeps kids entertained and interested.


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On a Summer’s day like today, 08 July 2020, the sun will rise in Texas at about 6:30 AM and set about 8:30 PM Central Daylight Time. The sky will be light around 30 minutes before sunrise and about 30 minutes after sunset. That is roughly 15 hours of daylight. Theoretically, first light and last light may happen simultaneously in the two locations during the ...


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Yes. Let's go with your assumption that the call took place in the middle of September. Time and date lists sunset time as 19:33 on September 14th in Dallas (I couldn't find Mircale, TX), and sunrise time as 6:20 in Melbourne on the 15th. With the 15-hour difference, if the call took place at 8:30 on September 15th in Melbourne, it would be 17:30, September ...


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I don't know what day the scene takes place, but assuming it is today, 8th July 2020, then Wolfram|Alpha1 calculates that the sun rose in Melbourne 4 hours before it set in Austin. The additional day is due to the cities being on opposite sides of the international date line. For 8 Jan there is 4.5 hours of shared sunlight. At 09:52:52AEST 9 July 2020, (18:...


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A CNC machine could do the same thing. It's a 3D printer, however latex is a tricky substance since it starts off liquid and requires time to cure. So the machine would work, but far slower than the movie.


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Looks like real airplanes doing real maneuvers, but it looks like there is some camera trickery, editing, and/or post-production effects to amp it up a bit. Camera work can make two planes appear to be closer than they really were; post-production compositing could also make two or more planes appear to come in very close when they were never actually close ...


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