Time zones in Russia compared with lines of longitude
Source: WonderWhy7439 (reddit)
I noticed when looking at a time zone map of the world, that all of Russia’s time zones seemed to be in the ‘wrong’ place.
The white, bold numbers are the actual time zones used, while the black numbers are the ideal time zones, going by lines of longitude. The line darker than the others is 180 degrees longitude, exactly opposite the Prime Meridian in Greenwich (the ideal but not actual location of the international date line)
The reason they’re like this is because in the summer of 2011, Russia switched its clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time (DST), and just decided not to switch back again in the winter, thus “permanent-DST” gives them more sunlight in the evenings.
This is another image I made for my upcoming YouTube video, but since it took me ages to make and it’s only going to be on screen for a few seconds, I figured I’d share it here.