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Orbis Tempus Colorem
 
Time is simple; time is complicated.
 
In a globalised world time is organised into time zones, they bear a partial relationship to the position of the sun as the earth rotates on its axis; but this is a partial relationship.
 
World Standard Time Zones are generally arranged in 1 hour intervals calculated from the 0 prime meridian although it's national governments that decide which time zone they wish to be in. Some create their own divisions within the 1 hour intervals e.g. -4:30hrs, +3:30hrs, +4:30hrs, +5:30hrs, +6:30hrs and +9:30hrs. Some then make adjustment related to spring and autumn; 1 hrs forward and back. It depends upon what is seen as being most appropriate for their particular circumstances. Many cities on the same longitude therefore are in different time zones; 'what time' is a political decision. Which time zone to join is a strategy to unify a political territory partially determined by position in relation to longitude and the therefore sunrise and sunset, and partially in relation to political geography.
 
Some political entities straddle so far east and west that they have multiple time zones.
 
All times of all days are crushed together at the North and South Poles; it's whatever time of day you want it to be. There is specific month-time and year-time but its relationship with day-time breaks down.


 
              


 
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