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What is the time at the South Pole?
« on: 28/05/2008 22:51:18 »
What is the time at the South Pole?

Is it just GMT time or do they vary it?

I had a look in the Windows Date and Time options, but neither pole is mentioned.


 

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What is the time at the South Pole?
« Reply #1 on: 28/05/2008 22:59:00 »
Wednesday   :)

Technically it is no particular time or all times.  No doubt the polar base keeps to some particular clock time but I'm not sure which one.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/05/2008 23:09:32 »
Either GMT or UCT...i think.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/05/2008 23:43:30 »
Quote from: Wiki
In most places on Earth, local time is more-or-less synchronised to the position of the sun in the sky. This line of reasoning fails at the South Pole, which has 'days' lasting for a whole year. Another way of looking at it is to note that all time zones converge at the pole. There is no a priori reason for placing the South Pole in any particular time zone, but as a matter of practical convenience the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station keeps New Zealand time. This is because the US flies its resupply missions ("Operation Deep Freeze") out of Christchurch, New Zealand.


 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/05/2008 12:40:42 »
I knew that  [^]
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/05/2008 14:43:15 »
There could be a serious risk of missing an important appointment.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/05/2008 07:31:08 »
There could be a serious risk of missing an important appointment.

Or the TNS radio show!  [:0]
 

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