There are certain times when knowing the time, the accurate time is pretty important. Take today for example. Today was my eldest son’s first day of first grade. The bus wasn’t quite on time picking up or dropping off, but I had peace of mind knowing that we couldn’t have missed it, since my watch was set to the official U.S. time, accurate to within .02 seconds. Of course, I had no way of knowing what the bus driver’s time was set to…
I often use the official U.S. Time website whenever I want to make sure that I have accurate time, especially on my laptop. I use the laptop to work from home, and I often have to call people at a certain time.
Another nice feature of this useful website is the ability to select time by time zone. So, if I need to call someone in Colorado at 2 p.m. their time, I can accurately set my schedule for my own Pennsylvania time. I can click on a map to select the time zone, or I can click on a line of text for the time zone.
My oldest child likes the how the map shows the areas of daytime and nighttime. So he can see how much of Europe is dark, even though it is light outside for us.
The Official U.S. Time Website is very clean and easy to use. There are some great links off of it, too. For example, you can look up information about daylight savings time, learn about time keeping from ancient to modern times, and find out what is in your wrist watch. Visiting the site has been a great learning experience for our whole family.
To visit the Official U.S. Time, you can go to http://www.time.gov
Mary Ann Romans writes about everything related to saving money in the Frugal Blog, technology in the Computing Blog, and creating a home in the Home Blog. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.