• Subject: Re: UTC or Greenwich Mean Time QUTCOFFSET Question
  • From: "Nelson C. Smith" <ncsmith@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 22:35:45 -0400

How do the minutes come into play?  I thought the world was divided into 24 one hour time zones.  Are there smaller time zone divisions in some parts of the world?  (Jeez, I guess I should get out more...)
-----Original Message-----
From: Al Barsa, Jr. <barsa2@ibm.net>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: UTC or Greenwich Mean Time QUTCOFFSET Question

At 01:50 AM 10/09/1999 -0500, you wrote:

The first character is either a plus ("+") or a minus ("-"). 

The next two characters represent the difference in hours, and may range from 00 to 24.  The last two characters specify minutes, and may range from 00 to 59.

 -0930  Marquises Island
 -0330  Newfoundland
 +0330  Teheran, Iran
 +0430  Kabul, Afghanistan
 +0530  Delhi, India
 +0540  Katmandu, Nepal
 +0630  Rangoon, Burma
 +0930  Adelaide and Darwin, Australia

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