Before there were clocks Back in the days before mechanical clocks, time was measured mostly using sundials.
If one person in New York and another in California are talking on the phone, the time for each is different. This is because New York and California are in different time zones.At any given time, the sun is shining on some part of the earth.In fact, if you left your home at noon and ran westward at over 1000mph, you would outrun the sun and it would seemingly never set.Improvement of communication precipitates the ability to get laid.Standard call charges apply; and depending on location, the usual cost is .95 for the first minute thence 55c for every additional minute.Time zones are a way to make everyone's daylight hours roughly the same, so the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening no matter where you live (with a few exceptions, but we won't worry about those right now).The earth is divided into slices that run from pole to pole, kind of like an orange.But beyond that, our teachers didn't say much more.That's probably why I keep getting questions like these on my blog: Frequent international travelers are comfortable with the IDL. They're used to the idea of changing the day and date, yet even they would struggle with most of those questions. The lyrics from that classic song come to mind: "Does anybody really know what time it is? " As you will soon discover, the answer to both questions is "yes." There are no equations, but you might encounter a few new terms.4Ever Dating is an International Video Dating Site that thrives on being able to help two souls fall in love through video dating.It doesn't matter where you are located in the world, search for the four-leafed clover and you'll find your love forever.Dan is President of the Desert Foothills Astronomy Club in New River, Ariz.His weekly blog We all heard about the International Date Line (IDL) in geography class — it was this special line on the globe where the day and date change.Did you know there is a place on Earth where you can go back in time?