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    Re: time zones question...
    From: Tony S
    Date: 2000 Feb 28, 12:55 AM

    Yes, this correct since NZ and AUST are close to half way around the
    globe from you. Both are still west of the international date line
    which is at 180 deg from GMT. Sometimes these factors are hard to
    visualize. Best bet is to look closely at an earth globe. Time as we use
    it can be baffling to the senses.
    Russell Sher wrote:
    > Here in S.A., we are 2 hours ahead of UTC.
    > A student of mine who did a celestial nav. course with me pointed out in our
    > local telephone directory that New Zealand time is given as being 11 hours
    > ahead of S.A. time. This would suggest that N.Z. is 13 hours ahead of UTC.
    > According to the directory, winter times are given. (Is N.Z. really 13 hours
    > of UTC as suggested?)  This seems a bit strange. Here in S.A. we keep
    > standard time (SAST), but N.Z. doesn't appear to span more than one time
    > zone so would they not just keep a zone time?
    > Can anyone explain this?
    > Regards
    > Russell

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