[time-nuts] How can it be :05 in one place and :30 in another

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Oct 26 16:27:56 UTC 2008


> But if you really want to get confused, consider not the zone offsets 
> but the fact that there is no global standardisation on when daylight 
> saving starts and ends - or whether it happens at all.  (Queensland does 
> not have daylight saving.)  Our daylight saving started a fortnight 
> early this year, most people not being aware of it until there was a 
> reminder on the television news the night before.

The EC has a common daylight saving time. It is very convenient to have 
the same, especially when considering buissness and trade. There is a 
time offset, but it is stable even when switching between summer and 
winther time and back.


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