• Subject: Re: UTC or Greenwich Mean Time QUTCOFFSET Question
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 09:29:19 -0700

At 10:35 PM 10/12/1999 -0400, you wrote:

Believe it, or not, there are a few places that are offset by 30 minutes.  Until some (20 or 30 years ago), there were places that were offset in increments of 15 minutes.

Al


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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