No, you’re not going loopy, the present season of Game of Thrones does appear to exist in a dimension the place time and house are extremely versatile. Case-in-point, many viewers of final week’s episode, “Beyond the Wall,” had been flummoxed when each a raven and a dragon flew what needed to be 1000’s of miles in little or no time (the director of the episode at least acknowledged this). Nicely, if that was you, you had been proper: we did the mathematics, and both ravens are magically quick, or Daenery’s dragons fly as quick as Boeing 777s.
Within the video above, we glance to maps of Westeros, the passage of time within the episode, and the highest speeds of chicken species in an effort to get a greater thought of flight velocity. To start with, Dragonstone, the place Dany resides probably wearing a killer outfit, and Eastwatch, simply over the wall from the place burly dude throw rocks at zombies, are — conservatively — over 1,500 miles aside. That is the minimal distance a raven and dragon must cowl.
The horizontal flight velocity for the species of birds referred to as ravens tops out at round 50 miles per hour (80kph). Dividing 1,500 miles by that velocity yields over 30 hours of journey time, extra time than passes within the episode, leaving Dany’s dragons no time to succeed in Jon and all that snow up north. We’ve got to decide on one other chicken.
The chicken with the best horizontal flight velocity, on common, is the awesomely named gyrfalcon. If GoT‘s ravens might handle this quickness — 70 mile per hour — it could depart simply three hours for Dany to get again to Eastwatch after receiving the message. Take all this collectively and also you get an unbelievable common velocity for a dragon, however you’ll have to observe the video above for the total breakdown!
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