Solar Time vs Standard Time

In: Maps Science

9 Mar 2014

In theory, the sun should hit it’s apogee (highest point overhead) at noon. But that doesn’t happen in much of the world, for a variety of reasons. The below map by Stefano Maggiolo details the discrepancies.

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1 Response to Solar Time vs Standard Time

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Will Reinhardt

March 10th, 2014 at 11:58 am

I had no idea that China was all in one timezone, that’s crazy to me. If you walk from China to Pakistan you have to set your watch back 3 hours.

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