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LongitudeTime - 116° / 15 – = 7.73 • time difference...

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1 Time Differences between Places using Longitude 1. Find the approximate longitude of the two places 2. Calculate the longitudinal difference places from same hemisphere subtract places from different hemisphere add 3. Divide answer from step 2 by 15 to convert into hours 4. Count for a place west of your place: count backward for a place east of your place: count forward 1 Time Differences between Places using Longitude (Example) In Bogota, Columbia it is 8 p.m. on Wednesday, what time and day is it in Toliara, Madagascar? Bogota: 73°W; Toliara: 43°E Longitudinal difference: 73°+ 43° = 116° Time difference:
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Unformatted text preview: 116° / 15 – = 7.73 • time difference of 7 hours • in this case, count forward 7 hours 8:00 p.m. Wednesday • Answer is 4:00 a.m. Thursday in Toliara 2 2 Time Differences between Places using Longitude (Example) • In Canberra, Australia, it is 10 p.m. on Wednesday, what time and day is it in Honolulu? – Canberra: 149°E – Honolulu: 157°W • Longitudinal difference: 149°+157° = 306° • Time difference: 306° / 15 – = 20.4 • Time difference of 20 hours • in this case, count backward 20 hours from 10:00 p.m. Wednesday • Answer is 1:36 a.m. Wednesday in Honolulu 3...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course GEOG 010 taught by Professor Bookshar,randyd during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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