Midway Weather

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


52°43′27″N 174°07′08″E

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.

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