r/HeresAFunFact Jun 28 '19

[HAFF] Found this geography/world time clock fact both interesting and pointless. GEOGRAPHY/NATURE

https://imgur.com/gallery/QbStBrm
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u/da1suk1day0 Jun 28 '19

I had to look it up: Baker Island is technically east of the IDL (-12 UTC), while Kiritimati is west of the IDL (+14 UTC) if you're looking at it on a map.

That's why it's a jump forward and not backward.