[tz] Mozambique officially uses LMT?
philip at trouble.is
Wed Aug 29 22:02:52 UTC 2018
On 2018-08-29 23:16:53 (+0200), Steve Allen wrote:
> I know that cell phones in Mozambique use what tzdb says. I cannot
> say what outlying villages and people without cell phones use, other
> than that there is no such thing as precise timing of civil events and
> transportation departures/arrivals as in most modern cultures.
Why spoil the fun with precision? In many parts of the world, time is
more like a lake than a river.
> So I cannot say for sure whether this is a mistake, an official doing
> these calculations the way things used to work, or whether outlying
> towns still set their clocks using a stick in the ground. I have no
> contacts to dive deeper into Mozambican government, so I wonder if
> anyone else can find out more.
According to a contact in Maputo, Mozambique really is on UTC+2 all year
round as recorded in the tzdb.
He points out that "there are a lot of clueless people in key positions"
though. Perhaps the official making the lunar eclipse calculations is
one of them.
I have asked for more insights. :)
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