As you move from East to west the time zone starts getting early

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As you move from East to west the time zone starts getting early like when it is 10:00 PM in India it is 10:30 PM in Pakistan.

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Please check it yourself first- capitalisation and logic might be a good place to start.
 

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Please check it yourself first- capitalisation and logic might be a good place to start.

As you move from east side to west side of the world the time zone starts getting early like when it is 10:00 PM in India it is 10:30 PM in Pakistan.
 

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The time on the clock could be said to get earlier, but I wouldn't describe the time zone that way.

As you travel west, you will eventually enter earlier time zones. For example, when it's 10:00 PM in India, it's 9:30 PM in Pakistan.


I've just returned from the Middle East where the local time was seven hours later than the time at home in Ohio and ten hours later than the time where family members live in California. My father gets up very late in the day, so I had to call him at 8:00 AM so I could talk to him when it was 10:00 PM the previous day, California time. If I called in the evening my time, it was too early in the morning for him to be awake.
 

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Well, I was about to advise that time zones change on the hour, not the half hour, but I just learned that India is one of a few countries with an offset time zone, so it really is just a 1/2 hour difference between Pakistan and India.

India seems like a pretty large country geographically to squeeze into one shortened time zone, but I guess Nepal is even stranger. Apparently it's 15 minutes behind its eastern time zone neighbor, but 45 minutes ahead of its western time zone neighbor. :shock:

And here I thought Daylight Savings was bothersome.

You learn something new every day.

I was going to suggest a re-write of "As you move west across the globe, you lose an hour for every new time zone", but I guess that's not strictly true.

Tufguy, note that you added time while moving west, instead of subtracting. You'd have to move east to gain time.
 

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Well, I was about to advise that time zones change on the hour, not the half hour, but I just learned that India is one of a few countries with an offset time zone, so it really is just a 1/2 hour difference between Pakistan and India.

What is an offset time zone?
 
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Skrej explained that in post #5.
 

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Well, I was about to advise that time zones change on the hour, not the half hour, but I just learned that India is one of a few countries with an offset time zone, so it really is just a 1/2 hour difference between Pakistan and India.

I think Myanmar is another- I recall having to set clocks back by something and half an hour when I went there.
 

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How about: As you move west across the globe, you gain time by the hour (or half) as you enter new time zones where times are progressively later/behind."

Central Australia is another one where the time is GMT + 7.5 hours.
 

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You could say that as you move west you have to put your clock back when you cross a time zone.
 

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You could say that as you move west you have to put your clock back when you cross a time zone.

There are, of course, exceptions. For example, if you take the ferry west from Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to St. Pierre, France (a small island southeast of Newfoundland Island), you will have to set your watch half an hour later.
 
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