# Monday, 09 October 2006

I've been messing a lot with time zones lately, planning my trips to South Africa, Spain, and Denmark, along with flight connections through other countries, and trying to be sure that I correctly map the local times people tell me with the Eastern times I need to enter in my Outlook calendar. As part of that I found a neat time zone map at http://www.travel.com.hk/region/timezone.htm. Now time zone maps are not exactly hard to come by, but this one gave me some interesting insight.

Until I found this map I believed, in a vague never-bothered-to-check way, that Newfoundland was the only place whose time zones differered by half an hour rather than an hour from the neighbouring zones:

But this map uses that hash pattern to indicate the not-an-hour timezones, and so for the first time I noticed there are other places that do this too:

 

It's all over the place! But I wonder if people on the other side of the world would get the Canadian joke: The World Will End at Midnight! 12:30 in Newfoundland.

Kate

Monday, 09 October 2006 07:35:06 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [2]
Sunday, 08 March 2009 13:48:26 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
You are a wealth of knowledge! I sent this to my kids ... very interesting.
Eileen Rumwell
Monday, 07 September 2009 04:36:06 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
No doubt it need brain storming to understand this thing because there are not specific 1 or 2 time zones there are lots of time zone, thats why they are pretty tough to understand them.
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