Where do time zones come from?

And why does America have nine of them?

Stars Insider

03/07/24 | StarsInsider

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Let’s be honest: it can be very confusing to understand time zones. While you’re sipping your early morning coffee, someone else on the other side of the world is watching the sun set on an old day, and their time is hours ahead!

Generally, clocks are pretty accurate. But what is the history of the time zone? When did humans decide that this was the best way to keep track of time?

Click on this gallery and travel through time to discover the answers.

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