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Matt Revington

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The anywhere on earth time zone?
« on: January 04, 2024, 10:46:37 AM »

Howland and  Baker Islands are in their own time zone, apparently

https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/usa-canada/desolate-island-sits-outside-time-31790358
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: The anywhere on earth time zone?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2024, 11:08:57 AM »

"This would be easy enough to understand were it not for the fact that the day finishes at different points depending on where you are in the world. To clarify, businesses set the deadline as 'End of Day, Anywhere on Earth', meaning when the clock turns to 00:00 on Howland and Baker."

Maybe I'm dense, but I don't see how "End of Day, Anywhere on Earth" means when the clock turns to 00:00 on Howland and Baker.  Howland and Baker are in a time zone just like everywhere else.
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Denise Kelsey

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Re: The anywhere on earth time zone?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2024, 05:38:22 PM »

I think what they meant to say is that, because of its closeness to the International Date Line, when the day ends at Howland and Baker, it's pretty much end-of-day everywhere.

From Wikipedia about Anywhere on Earth (AoE): "For any given date, the latest place on Earth where it would be valid is on Howland and Baker Islands, in the IDLW time zone (the Western Hemisphere side of the International Date Line). Therefore, the day ends AoE when it ends on Howland Island."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth

Also:  https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe#:~:text=Anywhere%20on%20Earth%20%E2%80%93%20AoE%20Time%20Zone%20(Standard%20Time)&text=Currently%20has%20same%20time%20zone,during%20standard%20time%20in%3A%20Pacific.
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