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What does 9/8c mean?

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When discussing time zones, 9/8c denotes a time when it is 9 o'clock in the Eastern time zone and 8 o'clock in the central time zone of the United States and Canada. Those times happen simultaneously, but the clock reads different times in different longitudes.

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What does 9/8c mean?
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The Eastern time zone is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, and the central time zone is five hours behind. Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT, is a global time standard. It is the time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, during the British winter. When it is 9 a.m. Eastern, it is 8 a.m. central, and it is 1 p.m. GMT.

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