Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Geography
Solutions
3. 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?

Question:

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?

Answer:

From Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, there is a time lag of about 2 hours. Hence, the Standard Meridian of India (82°30'E) passing through Mirzapur (in Uttar Pradesh) is taken as the standard time for the whole country. That's why they watch the shows at the same time.

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