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#1 roc62imp

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:37 AM

With 87 different time zones around the world, how many time zones would you be in at the same time if you were standing exactly(on) at the south pole?

Hint: Daylight Saving time does not exist in Antarctica.

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Some zones north-south of each other in the mid Pacific differ by 24 hours in time: they have the same time of day but differ by a full day. The two extreme time zones on Earth (both in the mid Pacific) differ by 26 hours. A particular day starts earlier in countries with a more positive UTC offset. Thus the first occurrence of a date will be in UTC+14 and the last of the same date in UTC−12. This gives the interesting feature that during one hour each day there are three different dates in use on land around the world, at 10:30 UTC Monday it is already 00:30 Tuesday in the Line Islands (UTC+14) while the time is 23:30 Sunday in Samoa (UTC-11).

All of China (which should span five time zones) uses a single time zone.

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#2 storm

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:50 AM

All the time zones have same time with south pole. You cannot exactly tell what is the time in south pole. It depends on your own time-track.
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#3 TwoaDay

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:22 AM

I agree
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#4 bonanova

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:59 PM

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#5 DrJim

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:30 PM

One time zone.
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#6 bonanova

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:56 PM

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:09 AM

though it runs on GMT, there are no polar bears and it does not use daylight saving, so it does fall out with GMT for six months
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:31 AM

So actually if you face North at midday , it´s midnight behind you and you`ve still got the rest of the day to face. :P
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