[tz] Tokelau crossing date line

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Thu Dec 29 20:08:50 UTC 2011

Both the Time and BBC sources state that Tokelau will be skipping Friday 30
December 2011 (not Sat 31 Dec).  For clarity's sake, this means this will
happen about fourteen hours from now.

This would mean that, on Fri 30 Dec at 10:00 UTC in Tokelau,
Thu 29 Dec 2011, 23:59:59 UTC-10:00 will be followed by
Sat 31 Dec 2011, 00:00:00 UTC+14:00

An hour later, at 11:00 UTC in Samoa,
Thu 29 Dec 2011, 23:59:59 UTC-11:00 will be followed by
Sat 31 Dec 2011, 00:00:00 UTC+13:00

The switchover in Samoa (Pacific/Apia) is already reflected in the latest
release of the database (2011n); it just needs to be added for Tokelau
(Pacific/Fakaofo) as well.

Tim Parenti

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 14:44, Jonathan Leffler
<jonathan.leffler at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 11:38, Gwillim Law <gwillim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A correspondent informed me that Tokelau, like Samoa, will be skipping
>> December 31 this year, thereby changing its time zone from UTC-10 to
>> UTC+14. When I tried to verify this statement, I found a confirming
>> article in Time magazine online
>> (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2103243,00.html). The
>> Wikipedia article on Tokelau also mentions the change. To the best of
>> my knowledge, this hasn't been reported to the tz list yet.
> Information from the BBC to the same effect:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16351377
> --
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