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DAG
10th January 2012, 08:24
Can someone please explain this to me?

When you cross the international Date Line you add 24 hours crossing west and subtract 24 hours going East.

I was under the deluded impression that GMT determined time across the globe?

Never felt so dumb !:bang:

doodab
10th January 2012, 08:25
Can someone please explain this to me?

When you cross the international Date Line you add 24 hours crossing west and subtract 24 hours going East.

I was under the deluded impression that GMT determined time across the globe?

Never felt so dumb !:bang:

When you cross the dateline you go from GMT-12 hours to GMT+12 hours or vice versa. 12 + 12 = 24.

DAG
10th January 2012, 08:28
When you cross the dateline you go from GMT-12 hours to GMT+12 hours or vice versa. 12 + 12 = 24.

ahhhhh, it's that simple then !

Cheers :smile


Must have been having a brain fart - couldn't compute !

Churchill
10th January 2012, 14:25
Can someone please explain this to me?

When you cross the international Date Line you add 24 hours crossing west and subtract 24 hours going East.

I was under the deluded impression that GMT determined time across the globe?

Never felt so dumb !:bang:

I take it you didn't make a fortune out of Y2K then? :facepalm:

DAG
10th January 2012, 14:46
I take it you didn't make a fortune out of Y2K then? :facepalm:

Nope, I was a dumb permie then rather than a dumb contractor :emb

Paddy
10th January 2012, 15:08
:eek
Can someone please explain this to me?

When you cross the international Date Line you add 24 hours crossing west and subtract 24 hours going East.

I was under the deluded impression that GMT determined time across the globe?

Never felt so dumb !:bang:

GMT or UTC remains the same no matter where you are and regardless of the number of times you cross the date line. Only local time changes.

GMT/UTC is used on the International Space Station and they cross the date line several times a day.

Are you a girl?

DAG
10th January 2012, 15:11
:eek

GMT or UTC remains the same no matter where you are and regardless of the number of times you cross the date line. Only local time changes.

GMT/UTC is used on the International Space Station and they cross the date line several times a day.

Are you a girl?

I don't think you know what you're talking about.

Thanks for your response though

No, I'm not a girl, why do you ask?

Paddy
10th January 2012, 19:21
Can someone please explain this to me?

When you cross the international Date Line you add 24 hours crossing west and subtract 24 hours going East.

I was under the deluded impression that GMT determined time across the globe?


I don't think you know what you're talking about.

Thanks for your response though

No, I'm not a girl, why do you ask?
:rolleyes:
My answer is correct, but we can put is this way.

GMT is the time at the Greenwich Meridian. If it is 10am GMT in Greenwich, it is also 10am GMT on the same fuc3ing day in New York, Japan or on the dateline. It does not matter. It is the standard time throughout the world and even in outer space. The day only changes if you use local time when crossing the dateline.

If you are flying in an aircraft across the dateline you will be told to change the date and time of your Mickey Mouse watch. The flight crew will still be using GMT (UTC) and they will ignore the time zones for their calculations.