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October 29, 2011 8:11 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a map that shows the variance between the standard time and 'local time' within the timezones around the world, or at least within the US.
posted by TDIpod to science & nature (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I understand that timezones are approximately 15 degrees wide. There must be some longitude within each timezone where the 'local noon' time coincides with the standard time, and ideally that longitude is near the middle of the timezone band. East or west of that meridian there is a variance that gets greater (+ or -) as you approach the time zone boundary. I seek a map that shows that longitude and that variance.
I do not want to conflate this with discussions on the impending change from daylight savings time, tho that has been the spark for this question.