UPDATE: 12/12/12 Korean Time (934pm EST on 12/11) – According to the Associated Press, North Korea has test fired its long range missile. More information will be coming out as nations in the region and around the world analyze the launch and respond through official channels. At this time though, preliminary information shows that the missile was launched towards the south and passed over or near Okinawa early Wednesday morning local time.
Additionally, in following up from the original post, Darren Wiens has assembled several posts depicting maps for the 10,000km geodesic buffer. GREAT work in applying the original post topic to create relevant related content.
Please check out his content as well, as it’s a great way to tie together the concepts discussed in this post and related articles.