posted by Kaitlyn
Why are time zones necessary and What is the purpose of the international date line? I can't really figure these out, help please!
There's a whole story about the farmer's workday and the purpose of the Int. Dateline. Hold on I'll get a link for you.
h t t p: // en.wikipe dia. org/wi ki/ Interna ti onal_ Date _Line
take out the spaces.
As the earth turns, the sun hits different parts at different times. Consider sunrise. When the sun rises at 6 a.m. in New York, it's still dark in Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. When the sun rises in New York, it's about to set in eastern Asia. If all of the world used the same time, half of the world would go to bed when the sun came up and go to bed when it set.