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International Date Line

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International Date Line - definition(s)

international date line - [coordinate systems] An imaginary line, generally following the meridian of longitude lying 180 degrees east and west of the Greenwich meridian, where the date changes. The time zone east of the international date line is twelve hours ahead of Greenwich mean time; the time zone west of the international date line is twelve hours behind Greenwich mean time. A traveler going west across the date line adds a day; a traveler going east across it subtracts a day. 

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Source: esri, 20 May 2012 10:21:58, External 

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