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    Re: What time is it?
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2004 Nov 10, 06:24 -0400

    I think there is an error in that table, although it is the same as the one
    published in the old US Coast Guard manual.
    
    All the cells containing "0000", I think, should be in the "next day" group.
    At 0000, the date by definition must change to the next day (0001 is the
    next day, so practically speaking then 0000 must be too).  And so at GMT
    1200, how can the date be the same in Time Zones M and Y, when by definition
    the date advances one day travelling west across the IDL?
    
    See my article on why the date can never be the same everywhere on earth at
    once, at:
    http://jimthompson.net/boating/CelestialNav/CelestNotes/Time.htm#DateSame
    and another page where I model this with time diagrams at:
    http://jimthompson.net/boating/CelestialNav/DatesTimeDiagrams.htm
    
    Compare it with my own version of that table:
    http://jimthompson.net/boating/CelestialNav/TimeDateConversionTable.htm
    
    If I am lost in a time warp, then please bring me back.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From Young, Derrick
    > If you have a
    > problem remembering how the conversion goes between GMT/ZT and
    > your local time zone (and you know your offset from Greenwich)
    > look at the table located at:
    http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/time-zones.htm
    
    
    

       
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