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Sunday, October 26, 2003

British clocks fell back one hour today until the last Sunday in March

Greenwich, England has been the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) since 1884. GMT is sometimes called Greenwich Meridian Time because it is measured from the Greenwich Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

During the Summer the UK is on British Summer Time which is 1 hour ahead of GMT (GMT+1). From the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October the UK (The United kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) moves it's clocks forward from Greenwich Mean Time by one hour (GMT+1). This is known as British Summer Time or BST for short.

Remember: Clocks Spring Forward & Fall Back (Fall = Autumn) but GMT remains the same all year around.

The Greenwich Meridian (Prime Meridian or Longitude Zero degrees) marks the starting point of every time zone in the World. GMT is Greenwich Mean (or Meridian) Time is the mean (average) time that the earth takes to rotate from noon-to-noon. GMT is fixed all year and does not switch to daylight savings time. GMT is World Time and the basis of every world time zone which sets the time of day and is at the centre of the time zone map. GMT sets current time or official time around the globe. Most time changes are measured by GMT. Although GMT has been replaced by atomic time (UTC) it is still widely regarded as the correct time for every international time zone. Greenwich Mean Time is international time, the basis of the world time clock. Marks precision time and military time (sometimes called Zulu Time). Defines date and time and exact time. The atomic time clock is adjusted by leap seconds to maintain synchronicity with GMT.

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): Home of World Time (GMT) since 1884 Greenwich Mean Time is where you can find: time zone, time, daylight savings time, world time, world time zone, time of day, time zone map, current time, official time, time change, atomic time, correct time, international time zone, Greenwich Mean Time, international time, world time clock, precision time, military time, date and time, exact time, atomic time clock, New York time, Eastern Standard Time, daylight savings time, time zone converter information easily!

PS: It's the first time I've noticed a website tagged with http://wwp (instead of http://www). I've posted this just after 8 a.m. - now I have to find out how to change my blog clock, video recorder, clocks, TVs, microwave. Magically, the clock on my laptop made the change automatically.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 10/26/2003
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