|The cities above, Portland, Oregon (PST), Phoenix, Arizona and Boise, Idaho (MST), Houston, Texas (CST) and |
Tampa, Florida (EST), represent all four time zones.
But, by the looks of it, this time grid suggests that there are FIVE not FOUR time zones in the continental USA. The first time I saw it, I felt my eyes were playing tricks on me. Why would each hour be represented? If an hour is missing then, there should be two hours between the time zone that just 'changed' and the time zone that changed an hour ago, as in the image below. The image below shows the EST leap forward. As the East Coast cities lept forward and the Central Time Zone hadn't yet changed there was a two hour time difference, keeping four time zones. So, then, why were there five time zones shown during the MST leap forward? Any ideas?
|The cities of San Diego, Salt Lake City, Omaha, and Fairfax which represent all four American time zones, |
are compared against the static IST time zone.
While the time change is a national mandate, certain areas like Arizona are exempt. Other states also are exploring exemption. I will share more on that in future posts.
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