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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.

Answer: 24 time zones. Every 15 degress it changes by one hour. None of the other time zones affect the South Pole time zones. While visiting, you would most likely use the the same time zone of the research center you would be visiting uses.

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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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I agree

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One.

Antarctica Standard Time is Greenwich Mean Time

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One time zone.

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Strictly speaking the South Pole operates GMT but

you can walk through all 24 time zones in a few seconds!

I guess that means geographically all the time zones converge at the South Pole, but GMT is the one that is officially observed.

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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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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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