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Wrogue Wrogue
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8 years ago
Write a paragraph explaining the physical basis of standard time zones.
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McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation


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7 years ago
See the link below (Not my explanation, no copyright infringement intended, educational purposes only)

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/time-zones-history.html
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Thank you for your kind assistance.
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The Earth's rotation makes the highest sun of the day (solar noon) pass westward over 15° of longitude per hour. In 24 hours, the sun passes over 360° of longitude (15° per hour times 24 hours equals 360°). Thus, there is one theoretical time zone per 15° of longitude.
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