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A unusual question posed by a 12yo

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A unusual question posed by a 12yo

The son of a colleague has just emailed me a question related to Maps and directions.
A Muslim has landed in Chignik Bay (Alaska) (56 deg north 158 deg W) and wants to pray.
He prays facing the Ka'bah inside the Mosque in Mecca.
Does he face East (traditional direction), North (shortest) or West (logical).
Any ideas?

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Re: A unusual question posed by a 12yo

As far as I am aware, it is the direction of Mecca so the logical direction ?