I've been scratching my head since arriving here, trying to figure out why the sun rises at 9:30AM and sets at 9PM. It seems like our time zone is a bit out of sync here, even though Shemya and Adak are in their own unique Alaska time zone [UTC -10]
In an 'oh duh' moment, it came to me. We're beyond the International Date Line here, out in the Eastern longitudes. This location should actually be in UTC +12; three hours different from our actual time zone. We share this time zone with: Cook Island, French Polynesia and the Johnston Atoll. I wish the weather were as nice here as our time zone counterparts.