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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monsoon in Rangoon

Dorothy Duckinsie, Invention / Things Historian

Amelia Earhart flew into the worst weather of her trip on the flight to Rangoon.  She had to avoid monsoons.  What is a monsoon?  Let’s find out.

A monsoon is a seasonal wind that changes direction with the seasons.  It blows from the Southwest from April to October.  Then it switches and blows from the Northeast from October to April.  How wild is that?  Heavy rains come with the summer monsoons.  Earhart had to fly very high to avoid the monsoon.

By: Dorothy Duckinsie, Invention / Things Historian
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