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What Time Is It?

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You are in Georgia. It is 6:00 p.m. You call a friend in California. But she is not home. That is because it is 3:00 p.m. in California. She is still at school!

Georgia and California are in different time zones zone WESTEND61—GETTY IMAGES an area that is different from other areas in some way (noun) I schedule phone calls with a friend who lives in a different time zone than me. . They are three hours apart. People in different places set set DANDANIAN—GETTY IMAGES to make a clock show a certain time (verb) We set the clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time. their clocks to different times. Why? The Earth spins. When the sun is rising in one part of the world, it is setting in another.

This map shows the four main time zones in the United States. Can you find your state? (Alaska and Hawaii are not shown.) Which time zone are you in?