Advice 1: How to determine time zones

Due to the fact that the size of our planet is huge, in the same period of time, at different points of the Earth – your local solar time. And to avoid confusion in understanding the question: "So which hour?", adopted a system of standard time. And the Earth divided into 24 time belts. Reference point took a zero Meridian, from which to the East are hour - zone +1, +2, +3, etc., and to the West: -1, -2, -3, etc, thanks to the time zones, it's fairly easy to determine the desired.
How to determine time zones
You will need
  • - computer
  • - map time zones
  • world map indicating the degrees of longitude
Turn on your computer and click on the hour indicator in the lower right corner of the screen. Now, in the opened window, click on the option "Change date and time". And in the new window, choose the option "Change time zone". You will see long list of time zones with a list of cities that apply to them. Of course, here are only the capitals of countries and no small towns. So, if you want to know the time zone of a small town – just find in this list the capital of his country, because, usually, one country has one time zone.
Use an ordinary map of the world, which details the average meridians: 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60° etc. the fact is that one time zone is approximately 15°, but not clearly from 0° to 15°, from 15° to 30°, from 30° to 45°, etc., and with an offset that is equal to 7°30. So, in order to determine the boundaries, for example, the time zone UTC+1, it is necessary to hold the line on the right and left of the Meridian 15° East longitude at a distance of 7°30'. In order to determine the time zone of the place, which is located, for example, in the region of 60° West longitude, it is necessary to calculate its position relative to the zero Meridian: 15° – single, 30° or two 45° or three, 60° - four. So 60° West longitude – the time zone UTC-1.
Take advantage of detailed map of time zones. This map is the easiest and most reliable way to determine the time zone a particular point of the globe. As here, to indicate not only the boundaries of each of the 24 time zones, but there is a mark – whether the country goes on daylight saving time. It looks like this: +1(+2), and means that the country refers to the time zone UTC+1, but in the summer, it refers to the time zone UTC+2. Of course, don't forget to take into account that in different hemispheres, summer and winter at different times. Another big plus of this card, the ability to determine whether its different hour zone, as in Russia, or, despite the large area, adopted only one zone in China.
Despite the generally accepted system of time zones, in fact, in order to maintain a unified time within a single country or administrative unit, the boundaries of the zones move, so sometimes some time zones supplanted by the next.
Useful advice
Determining the time zone, do not forget that in some countries the local time differs from universal time in standard hours, but also 30 or 45 minutes.

Advice 2: How to find out your time zone

Time zone, which is a particular area depends on its geographical latitude. All of these belts twenty four - the number of hours in a day. The zero adopted the zones, which is Greenwich Observatory in the UK.
How to find out your time zone
Please note that designation of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) are equal. Their only difference from each other consists in the fact that the second is more modern. The conservative British, however, still use the first one.
Please note that on the territory of the Russian Federation, the transition to winter time is canceled for this evening. All regions of our country is now year-round use the time corresponding to the summer for those time zones where they are located. For example, for Moscow is UTC+4.
If you do not know in which time zone is your town, open the following picture:
Locate on the map approximately the region where you reside, and then by the legend in the bottom of the image, define your time zone.
If you live outside the Russian Federation, find out from the local legislation, whether in the territory of your state's transition to winter time. If you find that this is so, the winter differs from summer by one hour in the direction of reduction.
If you want, find your time zone using the following website:
Select the state and city, and then implemented the automatic selection of time zone based on the availability of transition to winter time, as well as whether it is at the moment.
Remember, however, that the clock on the above website is a relatively inaccurate. A more accurate way to find information about minutes, and seconds on another website:
However, there is, if correctly configured the browser or the OS will incorrectly display information about the clock. If you find that this is so, information about the clock take from the first site (with the proper choice of the time zone), and minutes and seconds - with the second.
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