Explanation of GMT Nov 14, 2017 20:47:23 GMT
Post by GX Exil3 on Nov 14, 2017 20:47:23 GMT
Hey all its Exile again and I'm here to explain what GMT is and how it works. To start, GMT is short for Greenwhich Time which is a timezone that is to suit for everywhere in the world ... and this is how it works. Ok so pretty much the center of the world map if it was flattened would be close to England, so they creators of GMT thought it's best to have GMT + 0 or for short The GMT time zone. If you lived to the west ( left of England ) you would be behind them time wise so it makes sense that your GMT would be in the negatives ( - ) , if you were to the east ( right of England ) you would be ahead of them on time which means your GMT would be with a plus ( + ). But to find out your specific number to go with the negative or positive ... the best way is to just search on Google ( GMT in __________ ) , but here's a picture as well to view.
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Take Notice if daylight savings ( if you change your time between seasons ) happens where you are the picture may not be accurate.
So finally let's try an equation. Say your regional tourney is at 1 pm ( 13:00 ) at GMT + 0, and your GMT is at - 2. What would your answer be if you wanted to figure out what time the tournament is where you are? Here is the equation you use.
13:00 - 2 hrs ( 2:00 ) = 11:00 ( 11 am )
Using military time will really help you out in figuring these things out. Let's try a little harder one to make sure you understand. Let's say the tourney was at 4 pm at GMT + 4. Once again you are at GMT - 2. Since its not a + 0 , you do these a little differently. First is to find out the difference between your GMT and the GMT specified ... here is how you figure it out.
Basically the most easiest way to do this is to count back up or down to 12 pm ( noon ) on both Your GMT and the one specified.
So (+ 4 or 16) - (+ 0 or 12) = 4
Same with your timezone (+0 or 12) - (-2 or 10) = 2
Next is to add both sums up which is 4 + 2 = 6
Lastly subtract the time specified which was 4 pm (16:00) - 6 (6:00) = 10 (10 am)
Notice if you had a bigger gmt than the one specified ... then it's alot easier and you just once again find difference between GMTs but this time add from the specified time ... here's a quick example to show u
Ok so same situation as the last one but your GMT is + 6 , the difference in GMTs are 2
(+6) - (+4) = 2
Then you just add ( instead of subtract because your GMT was bigger) from the specified time , once again 4 pm so ...
(4 pm or 16) + 2 ( sum of 2 GMTs ) = 18:00 ( which in military time is 6 pm )
Thanks again all, I know it was a tad lengthy but I really hope this helps you guys out in the future with scheduling battles and joining the right LIVE tournaments ( like WC events )