What time zones are used at the North Pole and South Pole?

Focus-Science and Technology - - Q&A - GARY DI­NEEN,

The ro­ta­tion of the Earth means that time zones are dic­tated by the lines of lon­gi­tude con­nect­ing the two poles. But at the poles them­selves, all these lines con­verge, mean­ing that tech­ni­cally the poles are in all the time zones si­mul­ta­ne­ously. In prac­tice, po­lar ex­plor­ers and sci­en­tists sim­ply choose what­ever time zone is most con­ve­nient. Those work­ing at McMurdo Sta­tion in Antarc­tica, for ex­am­ple, have cho­sen to use New Zealand lo­cal time.

McMurdo Sta­tion in Antarc­tica can sup­port around 1,200 peo­ple at a time

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