am i correct?

India
February 7, 2007 2:08am CST
I noticed this on many occasions, and I still think about it everytime new years hits. Now.... since the world is divided into time zones, some places celebrate before others, of course. But, since one side of the globe had its new years many hours ago, then technically we could get a super fast jet, and if we headed that way and went in a circle around the globe ... than wouldnt technically we be able to time travel?
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
7 Feb 07
You are right. In India we hare 5.30+ GMT. That means a cricket match in India starts at 10 a.m. and if the match is held in England, we have to put on the TV at 5 a.m. As far new years day is concerned, New Zealandanders will be celebrating new year one day later than those in England.
@AJMSmith (113)
12 Feb 07
Wromg way round .... Noon GMT is 5:30 pm in India and 11pm in Neq Zealand .... the Kiwis are amongs the first people to celebrate new year.
• United States
7 Feb 07
well in a way what your saying does make some sense, but the answer is of course no. the world is divided into Time Zones for man's convenience. as a way for someone on different parts of the world to understand what part of the day/night that a far land is experienceing at that moment. its a tool to organize and coincide our lives in relation to the rest of the world. it in no way actually affects the actual passage of time itself. perhaps some day we will discover how to travel in time. that would be pretty amazing to do!
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I agree that makes good sense and I never thought of it that simple.have a great day.
• United States
21 Feb 07
Actually no but to the naked I it would seem so. I f a person traveled around the world at the equator at about 1000 mph from east to west what ever time of day you started at you'd never get beyond that hour. The reason is because the earth spins at about 1000mph and each 15 degree section of longtitude represent one time zone. So if you started at 12:00pm when you cross the next time zone one hour later its 12:00pm again and after the next hour it would be 12:00pm again. This happens since you and the earth are crossing each time zone at the same time but you are still progressing into the next day so this is not time travel. Sorry for the lengthy explanation.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
13 Feb 07
maybe if you think about it that way but Im not sure thats what they call time travel. but it would be cool to do that
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I guess if you would want to call it that but it reality all you would be doing is hitting different time zones not traveling through time.Traveling through time means to travel either forward or backward to a date and time that has happened or has not happened it would be fun to see how each culture brings in the new year though I think that would be great.