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Mr. Cesaire. Solar Time Martin Van Buren High School. Aim: How do we determine the time at different cities? Do Now: In your notes, explain why our local time is different in other parts of the world. HW: Read and be familiar with pages 32-35 in your UPCO book. Question-

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Mr cesaire

Mr. Cesaire

Solar Time

Martin Van Buren High School



  • Question-

  • Who can tell me the current time in Chicago, Illinois?

  • Miami, Florida?

  • Houston, Texas?

  • Los Angeles, California?

  • Honolulu, Hawaii?

  • London, England?


  • How do we determine the different times around the world?

  • If you have the following:

  • Green review book-read pages 13-14- solar time and clock time

  • Answer the following in your notes:

  • What is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)?

  • How many degrees does the Earth rotate per hour?

  • How is this determined?


  • Solar time- the time of day at a specific longitude.

  • You can find your local time based on the current solar time at Greenwich, England (GMT).

  • Any location west of the Prime Meridian (GMT or UTC) is behind.

  • Any location east of the Prime Meridian (GMT or UTC) is ahead.