When travelling across several World times zones it's useful to know what the time will be. Here we provide an online World Time clock covering all current time zones.
World Time Zones ...
Use this page to work out the time of the Country you are travelling to with our online current World time zones clock. Whether you just want to know, out of curiosity what the time will be, or to know when to call home.
We also, for interest, tell you how the current World time zones came about.
Online World Time Clock ...
Simply select the Country you are travelling to in the drop down box, your time will then be displayed on the clock.
Back in the 18-hundreds the World's different cities set their own time. This time was set as 12noon when the sun was at its highest, directly above the city. So even cities that were just miles apart would have different times, as the sun would be at its highest point slightly later.
So for instance, at 6:00PM in New York City , it would be 6:12PM in Boston.
This system of creating different time zones worked well until transportation and communication became popular, which then proved to be clumsy to use.
So Canadian born railway planner, and experienced engineer, Sir Sandford Fleming thought about time zones late in the 1870s. And by 1883 the zones were widely in use.
The idea of time zones became popular at a conference being held in Washington, D.C. in 1883. So, to set World time zones the World was divided into 24 time zones, each one a long strip from North Pole to South Pole, about 15 degrees of longitude wide and about one hour difference in time.
Even today, this original World time zone system is in use in nearly all of the World's Countries.