Sunday, December 28, 2008

Question for the people who know stuff .......

If it's sunset on Aintree - is it sunset on all of SL? I don't believe there's any curve to the universe that is SL - but that doesn't mean we're all on the same clock.

If it's not the same time all over - is there a logic to it? Do we have time zones? And how would one figure out a map of those time zones? Does one exist? Can you point me to it?

Please? :)

5 comments:

chestnut rau said...

I was wondering this very same thing just the other day. I notice it a lot when I am moving from place to place. I hope you get an answer because now I am very curious.

Wrath Paine said...

I've wondered about that - and my experience says no, not all sims are on the same time zone. (And by experience I mean teleporting around without changing my world settings and seeing evening in one spot, daylight in another and nighttime somewhere else. Not exactly scientific, I know.)

Bet Torley knows. ;-)

Honour said...

Thanks Chestnut - if I find out I'll let you know.

lol Wrath - I'll bet Torley does know. I'll find the best way to ask him. :)

Dale Innis said...

There are no timezones. As long as the region owner hasn't changed it, it's always sim midnight when it's RL midnight, and 30 minutes after sim mindnight is sim sunrise. Three hours after that is sunset, and 30 minutes after that it's midnight again.

So the sun rises at 00:30, 04:40, 08:30, 12:30, 16:30, and 20:30. The daytime is three hours long, the nighttime is one.

Did I send you one of my clocks? :)

http://daleinnis.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/o-lente-lente-currite-noctis-equi/

Honour said...

Thank you Dale! :)