# Geography Riddle

wolfgang59
Posers and Puzzles 03 Feb '17 11:21
1. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
24 Feb '17 01:48
Originally posted by wolfgang59
When is it midday at the South Pole?
When your watch (which you set correctly before you left home) reads 12:00 noon.
2. wolfgang59
Infidel
24 Feb '17 04:57
Originally posted by HandyAndy
When your watch (which you set correctly before you left home) reads 12:00 noon.
If only it were that simple!

How about 4 people meeting at the South Pole.
Coming from 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees longitude.
Their watches wont agree.
Sop what time is it when they meet ???
3. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
24 Feb '17 17:27
Originally posted by wolfgang59
If only it were that simple!

How about 4 people meeting at the South Pole.
Coming from 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees longitude.
Their watches wont agree.
Sop what time is it when they meet ???
It is that simple. Most of the research teams working at the South Pole follow
the time zone of their home country or the closest point in the inhabited world.

Since all time zones converge at the pole, the four people meeting would have to
agree on one time zone (in the spirit of science and fellowship).
4. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
24 Feb '17 17:39
Originally posted by wolfgang59
And everywhere between!! ðŸ˜›
Of course.

Where in the tropical zone is the Sun directly overhead more than once during the solar year?
5. wolfgang59
Infidel
24 Feb '17 22:24
Originally posted by HandyAndy
Of course.

Where in the tropical zone is the Sun directly overhead more than once during the solar year?
Everywhere between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer gets the sun overhead twice a year!
6. wolfgang59
Infidel
24 Feb '17 22:27
Originally posted by HandyAndy
It is that simple. Most of the research teams working at the South Pole follow
the time zone of their home country or the closest point in the inhabited world.

Since all time zones converge at the pole, the four people meeting would have to
agree on one time zone (in the spirit of science and fellowship).
What meal would they have? Breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper?

A bit of googling found that "officially" the Antarctic is on UTC but in
practice uses NZ time as that is typically where they are supplied from.
7. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
25 Feb '17 01:21
Originally posted by wolfgang59
Everywhere between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer gets the sun overhead twice a year!
But just once a year for observers on the two tropic circles at the solstices (June and December). ðŸ˜›
8. wolfgang59
Infidel
25 Feb '17 01:39
Originally posted by HandyAndy
But just once a year for observers on the two tropic circles at the solstices (June and December). ðŸ˜›
Yes of course - when Apollo turns his steeds around.