[LEAPSECS] Google, Amazon, now Microsoft
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Mon Jun 1 15:34:54 EDT 2015
Tom Van Baak said:
> Oh, I wasn't thinking of cheating and adjusting timezones with a mouse click. For maximum photo effect, I was planning to drive my mobile (car) time lab across two time zones the night of June 30 and catch two Azure leap seconds. Timezones are too wide to hit three in under 2 hours.
I'm sure there must be places where 3 or more zones meet. Let's see:
* Russia/Finland/Norway triple point.
* 6 places in Russia and 3 on the border where 3 zones meet.
* Turkey/Iraq/Armenia triple point.
* Lots of other places where three countries meet.
And in the summer Arizona is UTC-7, New Mexico is UTC-6, and the part of
Mexico immediately south of NM is UTC-5. That ought to be doable in an hour.
Ah, there's almost a four-way meet. Afghanistan (UTC+4.5), Tajikistan
(UTC+6), and China (UTC+8) meet at a point and, less than 20 kilometres
south of there, is the China/Pakistan (UTC+5) border. There don't seem to
be roads, but an off-road vehicle ought to be able to do it in an hour.
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