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Time Zones

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Time Zones




Place Offset from GMT
United States - California -8hrs
United States - Missouri -6hrs
UK 0hrs
Spain +1hr
Kuwait +3hrs
Saudi Arabia +3hrs
UAE +4hrs




Above are the different time zones located and scatered across the world. Location in the world has very much to do with your time zones. Also time zones are determined by longitude and latitude. What they are is a form of lines used to pinpoint a exact location.



Time shifts up and down between a time called day light savings time. Before the use of time zones people used  solar time .   Back before time was measured digitally it was measured by a sun dial, which ralates back to solar time.  On a more modern note time today is measured on  analog clock, or a digital clock.  The analog clock measures time with three hands, the shortest is the hour hand, the longer hand measures minutes, and the skinner one is seconds.



Russia's Time

Have you ever wondered what time it is in another country?  Well, here's an example;  if it were one thirty five pm time (Russia), in Riga, the time in Uelen Russia would be eleven thirty five am. Since Russia is the largest country in the world, it's time zones are divided into eleven differrent time zones! In other words, some cities on different ends of Russia will have different time zones. Not only do the states  that are on opposite sides of the country have different time zones, but states right next to each other could have a difference in time zones. For example Salekhard and Vorkuta, are very close together and have a different time zones , and yet they are about an hour off from each other. I belive Russia today is a very well developed country, and as time goes on I think Russia may use different methods of measuring time zones. Like maybe winter savings time, or some other crazy idea. My point is that as long as time goes on, change will happen too all things including time zones.





 (Above is a picture of  a sun dial)

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Place   From GMT
Russia-Omsk          +3
Russia-Tula            0
Russia-Khabarovsk          +7
Russia-Anadyr          +9


Longitude and Latitude

Every time zone is determined by invisible lines that run across the earth, these lines in which I speak are longitude and latitude. Another invisable line across the earth is known as the Equater. This line shows where the heat of the earth is hotter, and where it is colder.  As you can see on the photo below, the lines above the equater are the Latitude, and the lines that are below the equater are the Longitude. The equater splits them apart, so then you can tell which is which. You can also see that the Latitude is horizontal lines and the Longitudinal lines are vertical.  Notice  on  a standard map that gives the longitude and latitude, the numbers used to mark the lines are numbered with north and south. For example Berlin, Germany is located on  at 30 N, and 25 E.



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Uses For Time Zones In Russia

During the reign of the Soviot Union, or any other time for that matter, time zones would have been useful in the following ways. For example, the leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin would have used time zones to plan milatary strategies. Also, he could have used the different time zones to manage all of the  Gulags stationed around Russia. I believe if it was possible,  that even a peasant or average person during the time of the Soviot union would have used time zones to manage work, travel, and seeing which areas had the most food.   That would have been very useful since food was so hard to come by during that time.  By the way, did you know that time zones weren't used in the United States until trains and transportation had developed, I believe this was the same reason that Russia started using time zones.  Once people could travel to different places faster, then they had to come up with new methods to keep up with time.  In other words another uses for time zones in Russia will have to keep up with it's fast moving economy, but only time will tell. 






















Comments (16)

Anonymous said

at 9:13 pm on Mar 14, 2007

When I tried to add a Bubble share it would not work. It would come up with like three bubble shares on the page, and then the code would be all over the page! I have no idea why this happened, but I will still try to get the Wikipedia tool bar on there. If that doesn't work then I will add more content. We also need to add more links. I can work on that as well ( if the Wikipedia tool bar does not work ).

Anonymous said

at 5:40 pm on Mar 15, 2007

I think that we should get different cities on the clocks, because when I was looking at them, I noticed that they go at somewhat the same speed. So then I don't think that people can compare them. So do you guys think we should change the cities? Cause I do.


Anonymous said

at 6:20 pm on Mar 15, 2007

Can you guys like answer me back please...

Anonymous said

at 4:42 pm on Mar 17, 2007

good...you guys changed the clocks, see now people can see the difference between them.
what do you think i should add to the page?

Anonymous said

at 8:52 am on Mar 18, 2007

How about we all come up for working lunch Mon-Wed?

Anonymous said

at 4:02 pm on Mar 20, 2007

idk...i dont really think we need to do that..i think that we should just REALLY work hard today (Tuesday)!!

Anonymous said

at 8:22 am on Mar 23, 2007

Good job guys! I thought this page was really good. I think this page could have used a little more information about time zones but it was pretty good over all.

Anonymous said

at 8:43 am on Mar 23, 2007

great job with time zones i really just learned a lot about the times around the world and in russia. u had a lot of info on the importance of time zones and russia. i am suprised that russia is made of 11 diffrent times zones! i would probobly give u a score around or in the 90-92 area you did a really good job explaining and u have some decent links! keep up the good work! :)

Anonymous said

at 9:00 am on Mar 23, 2007

WOW!! This is a very good page based on the apperance. I really want to read it because of the interesting gagets that you have put in. I especially like the clocks, but you could have put up a map of those places so that I could see where they were located.

Anonymous said

at 10:31 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys should have put in more links in your page. Also, you could have added alittle more content in your page also.

Anonymous said

at 10:42 am on Mar 23, 2007

Awsome....your page is off the chain! You guys have a whole lot of information, which is very good. Your format could use a little work though. I like that you guys added the world clocks, pictures, the chart, and the bubble share, they all added a great touch to the page. Maybe you guys could have added a little more links. Keep up the awsome work!
~Kelly C.

Anonymous said

at 10:44 am on Mar 23, 2007

Malcolm H. Hey guys! I gave this page a four because, you had good amount of content and had alot of links. There were no spelling errors and the formatting was great. The only problem is that you have too many bubble shares.

Anonymous said

at 10:53 am on Mar 23, 2007

hia!! well i noticed that there kinda 2 random phar after a picture. but i really like the bubbe shares!!! they grab me!

Anonymous said

at 10:54 am on Mar 23, 2007

Great job on the deatil and pictures they got my attention right away. You should add a caption under ur pics so that they know and stuff. I would give this a 89 it was good.

Anonymous said

at 11:38 am on Mar 23, 2007

Hey Guys....I thought that your page was a solid beginning that has the potential to be something great. There are good subtitles and a decent amount of info under each subtitle.

My biggest concern is that you have some inaccurate information. For example, you say that "Lines of Latitude are above the equator and lines of longitude are below the equator." You also say that "Putin controlled the Gulags."

That's not correct and it really weakens the quality of your page.

Mr. F

Anonymous said

at 1:51 pm on Mar 23, 2007

If I were you guys, I would have elaborated on sentences more. I gave this page a 3. I noticed some Spelling/ Grammar errors. I'd like to know more about Russia though. I noticed that you didn't focus on tou topic you were "jumpy" with other topics. Overall, you did a pretty good job!
-Abbey W.

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