19.07.2003 // Miscellaneous // by Sergey Sirotkin
Простенький текст для практики чтения и общей информации.
Since 1883 time has been standardized across the world. Starting from the zero meridian in Greenwich, the world is divided into twenty-four time zones. Each time zone should be fifteen degrees of longitude, but the time zone lines are not straight, because nations often want to use a single time zone. The zero meridian passes through the Royal Greenwich Observatory, which was built in 1675 and still stands on the bank of the river Thames in London.