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#1
05-10-2007, 05:07 AM
 Draco Senior Member Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: England. Posts: 1,382
UK/Romania Timezone Conversion. Confused. Help?

Hi.

Radu of you're reading this could you help? If not could anybody help?

This may sound like such a stupid question and I ought to know better, but I tend to get my mind very easily in a scramble when it comes to numbers, and as obvious as the answer to this might seem to a more mathematically orientated mind, I am confused.

I met somebody on these forums, and wanted to look at an event chart. Initially, what I was doing was to take two seperate event charts, one from that person's persepctive, and one from mine, and while this is very interesting, I don't feel that this is quite right as it isn't natural, an event is an event and is embodied in one chart from which all possibilities can be determined.

In order to produce one event chart, I thought that this can only be done, by setting the chart from the birth place of this site, which is Tirgu Mures, Romania, as this is in cyberspace, it has no lcation per se of it's own, but we must be using some location to produce one event chart, so the logical conclusion is that the coordinates and timezone of Tirgu Mures must be used for the moment that we met, as this is the place from which this 'cyberspace' was administrated, and so it makes sense to me that if two poeple meet here and wish to explore an event chart, their thier disparate timezones should be reconciled to the timezone of Romania, in order to produce a proper, single event chart.

Now, here is my trouble.

I wish to know, am I converting this UK data correctly?

28th April, 2007, 00.39 (-1), St. Anne's, England - would convert to:

28th April, 2007, 02.39 (2), Tirgu Mures, Romania?

The reason I am confused, is because it is Summer-time, should I be only adding one hour to Romania's time, rather than the standard two? I presume this to be the case, but when I Google up a timezone converter, it clearly displays that Romania is exactly two hours ahead of here.

Should I be changing the timezone as well as the time, or just the timezone?

I am very confused.

If the UK data I have given is converted to Romanian time for Tirgu Mures, what is the correct way to do it?

I feel stupid asking this, but these numerical things really baffle me no end, I just don't have a mind that can easily untangle this sort of confusion once I've got into it.

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#2
11-04-2007, 08:52 PM
 Radu Senior Member Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 1,611
Re: UK/Romania Timezone Conversion. Confused. Help?

Hi Draco

Just saw this post, although quite late.

It's always a 2 hours difference between the two timezones. During winter, EET = GMT + 2. During summer, EEST (or EED) = BST + 2 (or GMT + 3).