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

Lux, James P james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sun Oct 26 16:33:20 UTC 2008

Consider a country like India, which is a around 15 degrees of longitude
wide.  If you make the time zone on the half hour, then the entire country
can be on one time zone without sunrise/sunset times being too far out of

It IS nice to have noon occur roughly at solar noon.

On 10/25/08 8:13 PM, "Gretchen Baxter" <gretchendenisebaxter at gmail.com>

> I am confused.
> Why do they do that?  what is the benefit?

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