27.04.2003 // Miscellaneous // by Tatyana Chepkova
Сегодня я хотела бы поговорить о временных стандартах, принятых в различных частях света. Говорить буду по-английски, но не пугайтесь: разговор будет коротким и понятным. :-)
- Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the time at Greenwich, Greater London, that the world is based on. In summer it is 4 hours late in relation to Moscow time. In winter the difference makes 3 hours.
- Central European Time (CET) is the time used in Central Europe (France, Germany etc.). It is 2 hours late in relation to Moscow.
- Eastern Standard Time (EST) is the time on the Eastern coast of the United States and Canada. The difference with Moscow time is 8 hours.
- British Summer Time (BST) is the time used in the UK from late March to late October, that is one hour later than Greenwich Mean Time and 3 hours later than Moscow time.
- Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the time set usually one hour later in summer so that there is a longer period of daylight in the evening. This time is observed in Russia, Europe and Northern America.
Time that is officially used in a certain country or a part of a country is called local time.