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Time zones at the International Date Line
WonderWhy7439:


This is a particularly strange part of the International Date Line, far from a straight line. This is mainly due the country of Kiribati, an island country which spans three time zones (+12, +13 and +14).
There’s a 26 hour time difference between the Line Islands of Kiribati (+14) and the uninhabited US territories of Baker and Howland Island (-12).
You may also notice the International Date Lines passes through the Samoan Islands. Just 70km between the country of Samoa and US unincorporated territory of American Samoa. Samoa switched from -11 to +13 in 2011, while American Samoa stayed at -11.
I made this image for my latest YouTube video about time zones.

Time zones at the International Date Line

WonderWhy7439:

This is a particularly strange part of the International Date Line, far from a straight line. This is mainly due the country of Kiribati, an island country which spans three time zones (+12, +13 and +14).

There’s a 26 hour time difference between the Line Islands of Kiribati (+14) and the uninhabited US territories of Baker and Howland Island (-12).

You may also notice the International Date Lines passes through the Samoan Islands. Just 70km between the country of Samoa and US unincorporated territory of American Samoa. Samoa switched from -11 to +13 in 2011, while American Samoa stayed at -11.

I made this image for my latest YouTube video about time zones.

(Source: reddit.com)