Distance from Washington DC to Wake Island

Distance is 10780 kilometers or 6699 miles or 5821 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Washington DC and Wake Island

Map - Shortest path between Washington DC and Wake Island
  • Location for Washington DC
  • Location for Wake Island
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Washington DC

Latitude: 38° 54' North
Longitude: 77° 02' West
Initial heading:301.6°West-northwestWest-northwest
Final heading:224.6°SouthwestSouthwest
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Heading from Wake Island

Latitude: 19° 17' North
Longitude: 166° 39' East
Initial heading:44.6°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:121.6°East-southeastEast-southeast
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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Washington DC(U.S.A. - District of Columbia)Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:02:23 PM
Wake Island(U.S.A. - Wake Island)Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:02:23 AM

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