SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Programming Team silver trophybronze trophy
    Mittineague's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Springfield, Massachusetts
    Posts
    17,234
    Mentioned
    194 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    When it's noon in London ....

    We all know SitePoint has a global Community. I'm just wondering, do we really span the world?

    When it's noon in London ....

    Here in Massachusett's USA it's either 7AM or 8AM depending on whether or not Daylight Savings Time is in effect.

  2. #2
    It's all Geek to me silver trophybronze trophy
    ralph.m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, AU
    Posts
    24,301
    Mentioned
    460 Post(s)
    Tagged
    8 Thread(s)
    Heh heh, what's GMT got to do with SitePoint? HQ is in Melbourne, SO...

    When it's 12 midday in Melbourne, it's...

    3 am in London
    10 pm in Massachusetts
    4 am in Cape Town
    10 am in Hong Kong...

  3. #3
    SitePoint Evangelist ferrari_chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NP, New Zealand
    Posts
    576
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When it's noon in London, it's 00:00 here in NZ. Yip, on the other side of the world.

    When it's noon in Melbourne, it's 14:00 here in NZ.

  4. #4
    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    16,862
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Here in Sydney it is usually the same time as it is in Melbourne (between 9 and 11 hours ahead of London depending on daylight saving in both places).
    Stephen J Chapman

    javascriptexample.net, Book Reviews, follow me on Twitter
    HTML Help, CSS Help, JavaScript Help, PHP/mySQL Help, blog
    <input name="html5" type="text" required pattern="^$">

  5. #5
    SitePoint Author silver trophybronze trophy

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Ankh-Morpork
    Posts
    12,158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When it's noon in London, it's 13:00 (or 1 pm for those of you who can't count past twelve) here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    Here in Massachusett's USA it's either 7AM or 8AM depending on whether or not Daylight Savings Time is in effect.
    As far as I know DST applies the same in Mass. as in Europe, which means it should never be an issue at noon. Only at 02:00-03:00 local time, which means 07:00-08:00 in London or 21:00-22:00 in Massachusett, on the two days per year when we switch over.
    Birnam wood is come to Dunsinane

  6. #6
    It's all Geek to me silver trophybronze trophy
    ralph.m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, AU
    Posts
    24,301
    Mentioned
    460 Post(s)
    Tagged
    8 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Here in Sydney it is usually the same time as it is in Melbourne (between 9 and 11 hours ahead of London depending on daylight saving in both places).
    Off Topic:

    "Usually"? Always, as far as I know. Mind you, it gets darker in Sydney slightly earlier, due to Sydney being further east. I was quite surprised by this the first time I noticed it.

  7. #7
    Follow: @AlexDawsonUK silver trophybronze trophy AlexDawson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    8,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I live in England so when it's noon in London... it's noon where I am, nice and simple

  8. #8
    Galactic Overlord gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    HAWK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    12,573
    Mentioned
    976 Post(s)
    Tagged
    14 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari_chris View Post
    When it's noon in London, it's 00:00 here in NZ. Yip, on the other side of the world.

    When it's noon in Melbourne, it's 14:00 here in NZ.
    I'm glad you said that - it saves me working it out!

    It's not ideal because I start work at 5am which means I generally have to wait 5 or 6 hours before everyone else gets into the office!

  9. #9
    Programming Team silver trophybronze trophy
    Mittineague's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Springfield, Massachusetts
    Posts
    17,234
    Mentioned
    194 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    This has been an eye opener. I used to think I knew more about geography than I apparently do (hey, I used to get most of the geography questions right in Trivial Pursuit!). I never would have guessed that NZ is 2 hours from Melbourne which is 2 hours from Hong Kong. They all look pretty much in line on the map in my mind's eye.

    And now I'm questioning other's sleep patterns. I know mine is a mess from working second shift for 20 years. So even though I'm in EST, sleep-time-wise I'm shifted over to somewhere off the pacific west coast. I usually get about 6 hours sleep a "night" (aka. morning), I'm online and here a lot, and it seems a lot of other SitePoint members are too. I guess we're all somewhat sleep deprived

    I meam OMG, if I'm correct it's 3AM SPT (SitePoint Time) and HAWK is already at work starting her day!

  10. #10
    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy bluedreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Middle England
    Posts
    3,397
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    I live in England so when it's noon in London... it's noon where I am, nice and simple
    Ditto - though I can't guarantee if I'll be awake or asleep

  11. #11
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    S.W. France
    Posts
    42
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm in France, So when it's 6am here it's 5am in England.

  12. #12
    SitePoint Zealot RickUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I live near London so it GMT here,it can get confusing as i have business partners in the US and Australia when we link up by skype we have to try and get a time that we all are awake.

  13. #13
    Programming Team silver trophybronze trophy
    Mittineague's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Springfield, Massachusetts
    Posts
    17,234
    Mentioned
    194 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I was wondering how SitePoint's new JavaScript Live would go because of TZ differences. It's at 3AM for me. Amazingly enough, there's a lot of people around the world that will make the time during whatever part of the day or night it happens to be just to learn javascript!

    And though I started this thread to see if forum membership really spanned the globe, I've sure gotten my answer now.

  14. #14
    SitePoint Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Brussels
    Posts
    377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    We all know SitePoint has a global Community. I'm just wondering, do we really span the world?

    When it's noon in London ....
    ... it's 1 PM in Brussels... but I still randomly pick up my phone yelling "good morning" or "good evening".

  15. #15
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    37
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's 1:00 pm here in the Phils, same in Australia

  16. #16
    SitePoint Member ledbeauty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    us
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It would be 20:00 in the evening here in China. There are 8 time difference from China.
    LED Flashlights High quality LED flashlights
    Wall Sconces Excellent LED Wall Sconces

  17. #17
    SitePoint Enthusiast sparkie2260's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    88
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Daylight Savings Time was not federally codified and regulated until 1966.
    During WWII, FDR inplemented DST all the time, for the whole nation, for the duration of the war. When the war was over, the Executive Order ended, but that left every governmental entity to determine for themselves whether, and when, to use DST. It was so bad, some municipalities had DST when the next town over did not.
    This period (1945-1966) has been a headache to Astrologers, who are unable with certainty to determine the "true local time" of a client's birth, which will through off the Ascendant and each of the twelve houses of a Natal Horoscope.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •