Google Search Can Convert Between Time Zones

Chances are you know that typing "time [city name]" into Google will give you the local time there. Turns out Google's search can also handle conversions between different time zones by name.

For instance, typing "2pm AEDT to AEST" will tell you that Queensland is continuing to be a nuisance and not embracing daylight saving. This ability can be useful if you're trying to work out the local equivalent of a meeting time and have only been given the time zone name (such as "PDT") rather than a city location.

For reference, these are the relevant time zones in Australia -- the daylight times apply October-March:

AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, Tasmania) AEDT: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (all AEST states except Queensland) ACST: Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia, Northern Territory, Broken Hill) ACDT: Australian Central Daylight Time (South Australia, Broken Hill) AWST: Australia Western Standard Time (Western Australia)

[via Google Operating System]


Comments

    Yes but how does Australia have thirteen time zones? Outlying islands?

    For instance, typing “2pm AEDT to AEST” will tell you that Queensland is continuing to be a nuisance and not embracing daylight saving.

    Or, you can type "2pm Brisbane time in Melbourne" to quickly work around the fact that those quaint southern states love to play with their clocks in summer.

    If you want to get up and go to work earlier; I give you permission to get up and go to work earlier. You don't need to change your entire definition of time to do that.

    "will tell you that Queensland is continuing to be a nuisance and not embracing daylight saving." Angus, I find your reference to Qld quite rude given in your article you also state that the recalcitrant southern states each year thumb there collective noses at our regions Official time zone being "AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, Tasmania)" and go off on a tangent causing untold disruption to lives of millions of people for the supposed benefit of those who live in Sydney and Melbourne.

    If these same States took a responsible view to Australia they would drop Daylight Saving like a lead balloon and stop the waste of billion's of dollars every year incurred by industry and the public in adjusting the billions of clocks that maintain our society.

    You also missed the point that the states that makeup the largest Landmass and produce the largest part of GDP DO NOT have Daylight Saving, and for good reason.

    I note that not even the Australian Antarctic Territory has Daylight Saving. so dont you think it is about time for the Small South Eastern States of Australia to drop this silly fixation with playing with their clocks in the middle of the night and just grow up and act like the big states who know best.

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