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Lurker
2006-Oct-04, 12:40 AM
We're working along here close to code freeze and a question has come up that we are not sure we here have the physics to solve. So we turn to you...

If one is traveling near light speed... does one still have to reset the clocks in the spring and the fall for daylight savings time?? :eh:

tofu
2006-Oct-04, 12:56 AM
The only reason why your ship's clock would use daylight savings time would be if you wanted the clock to be (mostly) in sync with a ground-based clock. So if you're going to Jupiter for three years, ok maybe you'd use daylight savings time.

But if you're going nearly the speed of light then the clock is going to be out of sync anyway, so what's the point of observing daylight savings time?

The Backroad Astronomer
2006-Oct-04, 12:57 AM
Plus some places do not use daylight savings time so which time zone is ship in at that time.