South Pole.

From: Joseph S. Barrera III <>
Date: Fri Oct 22 15:28:44 2004

John Allain wrote:

> Hey, here's a semintelligent, if OT, question. What time zone is at
> the South Pole?


What time is it at the North and South Pole?

Since lines of longitude converge at the North and South Pole, it's
almost impossible (and very impractical) to determine which time zone
you're in based on the longitude.

Therefore, researchers in the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the earth
usually use the time zone associated with their research stations. For
example, since nearly all flights to Antarctica and the South Pole are
from New Zealand, New Zealand time is the most commonly used time zone
in Antarctica.
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