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Skalenia's time zone

Posted by TheMapper27 on 5 August 2018 in French (Fran├žais)

Today I decided to set Skalenia's time zone. I looked at various estimations of time zones in the (OGF) world. I settled on WUT +8:45 (WUT +8:30 for Saint-Pascal and surrounding islands) and from March 20th to October 15th, the whole country switches to WUT +9 for DST, which means a 15-minute leap for the mainland and a 30-minute leap for Saint-Pascal and vicinity. I posted this on User Diaries to see if my time zone proposition fits in with already existing time zones.

Location: Central Expressway, West Bay, Pogreenia

Comment from wangi on 5 August 2018 at 19:26

No idea about the zone, but no country would put up with the hassles of daylight saving for 15 minutes. L

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Comment from zhenkang on 5 August 2018 at 22:18

Isnt there OGF:Time Zones?

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Comment from TheMapper27 on 5 August 2018 at 22:45

@wangi I put up specific time zones because I want my country to be unique.

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Comment from TheMapper27 on 5 August 2018 at 22:48

@zhenkang I saw about 3-4 world time maps. Some showed my country in the WUT +8 zone and some others showed my country in or near the WUT +9 zone, so that is why I settled on half and quarter hour time zones.

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Comment from wangi on 5 August 2018 at 23:17

A 15 minute DST shift doesn't make your country unique, it makes it unrealistic. Have a look at:

It's the same lat/lon, in this case China at UTC+8. But lets use your proposed zones for illustration:

  • On 20 March the sun would rise at 06:09 and set at 18:16 (WUT+8:45)
  • On 21 March the sun would rise at 06:22 and set at 18:32 (WUT+9)
  • On 30 June the sun would rise at 04:43 and set at 20:03 (WUT+9)
  • On 14 October the sun would rise at 06:31 and set at 17:39 (WUT+9)
  • On 15 October the sun would rise at 06:17 and set at 17:23 (WUT+8:45)

Giving zero of the normal benefits put forward for daylight savings.

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Comment from TheMapper27 on 6 August 2018 at 12:44

You're kind of right. Would it work to have:

*WUT +8:30 without DST would be weird since Eshein is to my west but would be 30 minutes ahead of me...

*Stick with WUT +8 and follow DST

*Stick with WUT +8:30 and follow DST

*Stick with WUT +9 and follow DST

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Comment from TheMapper27 on 6 August 2018 at 13:03

Baie-Ouest's real world co-ordinates are in China, just north of the North Korean border. I see that South Korea (west of Baie-Ouest) and Japan (on same longitude) both follow UTC +9. I think it would be best for me to have WUT +9 and follow DST (+10) from March 1 to October 31.

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Comment from wangi on 6 August 2018 at 13:16

I'd say WUT+9 year round, no DST, and a single zone for the entire country.

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