The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the west, but the watches show the same time. How does this happen?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  316

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Solution :-

The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India is about 30° where the east-west extent is smaller than the north-south extent. There is a time lag of two hours from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh and as Arunachal Pradesh lies to the eastern side of India, therefore, the sun rises earlier here as compared to Gujarat. Also, the time along the Standard Meridian of India (82°30'E) passing through Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) is taken as the standard time for the whole country. The latitudinal extent influences the duration of day and night, as one moves from south to north. Therefore, the watches show the same time in all the parts of the country.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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