UTC/GMT and WTF?

Elliott Mitchell (mitcheec@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu)
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 11:12:51 -0400


Here's a procedure for converting to UTC/GMT (applicable for United States
CUsers only) that I researched from the magazine _Monitoring Times._
(Remember Tom Lehrer's "Lobachevsky?")

The rule is: convert your local time to 24-hour format; add (during
Daylight Saving Time) 4,5,6,or 7 hours for Eastern, Central, Mountain, or
Pactfic Time, respectively.

This will convert your local time to Universal Time Coordinated/Greenwich
Mean time. Conversion in the other direction, and procedures for non-DST
portions of the year are left as an exercise for the reader (holy cow, I've
been in graduate school too long!)

Elliott

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