Time difference between Athens Greece and New York?
Athens and New York have a six hour time difference Not Quite. When it is 1401 hours or 2:01 PM on Sunday 18 October 2009 in NYC, US, North Ameriica the time in Athens will be 12:01 AM on Monday, 19 October, 2009. This is based on the Universal Time Code which divides th planet into a set period of 24 hours (roughly) each day and is dependent on the premise that the Sun comes up in the East and sets in the West. This cause everything East of you to be earlier. Greenwich England is the home of the Royal Observatory and was established in part to tell the world when it is lunchtime. Most people rely on their tummy to give them that information without the need of Atomic Clocks. Where time begins is set by man as somewhere near Nuku'alofa Tonga in the middle of the Pacific Ocean but for poilitical reasons it has often been adjusted because it is such a wonderful Buzz Word for Tourism.