It appears google doesn't know about the haversine formula.  Huh?  Well at least google can't draw the proper path for it.  I typed in google "distance from Pyongyang to NewYork city"  and got 10,916km.  Ok that's fine but then it drew a map

The map path definitely did not look right.  Pulled out my globe traced a rough path of the one google showed and I got 13 inches (where 1 inch=660miles) -> 8580 miles = 13808 km .. clearly looks like google goofed. 

So we need Maple to show us the proper path.

m := WorldMap();
AddPath(m, [-74.0059, 40.7128], [125.7625, 39.0392]):

Ok so you say that really doesn't look like the shortest path.  Well, lets visualize that on the globe projection

Display(m, projection = Globe, orientation = [-180, 0, 0])

Ah, now it is clear


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