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Event Time Announcer

Convert and share the time of any event with timanddate.com's new Event Time Announcer. This fixed time calculator converts the time of any event to local times all over the world. For example, here's a list of worldwide local times for the start of The 2011 US Open Golf on June 16th

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Ready, Set, Go 
New online Stopwatch

The new Stopwatch is an easy to use stopwatch which allows you to split lap times, edit, delete and name the laps (splits) without interrupting the timer. The online stop clock displays total time, lap times (split times) and local time.

Did you fall for our April Fools' Joke?

On April 1, 2011, timeanddate.com announced that travelers would have to pay a new time zone tax when crossing time zones. The story was completely false from beginning to end, which was revealed by clicking on any of the links in the article.

Thank you to everyone who liked and shared our joke.

Monthly Poll

April Poll

Question: Will you watch a live broadcast of the Royal wedding on April 29, 2011, 11am (BST) in London?

Yes, I will. I'm in a time zone close to London.
Yes, I will - even though it's in the middle of the night.
No, unfortunately I will be asleep.
No, I'm not interested.
Who's getting married?
Vote online if you are having troubles with the vote function.

March Poll Results

Poll results for last month's poll question:
"Will you play pranks on people on April Fool's Day?"

All the Time in the World

by Allan Eastman


Time, the Universe and the Whole Darn Thing!
Part Two: The Fate of the Universe

Allan Eastman Allan Eastman left behind his successful career as a Film and Television Director and Executive Producer to travel the world. He has visited over 100 countries on all six continents. He spends most of his time reading, writing and thinking about things. He is an amateur historian, a music archivist, a reasonable chef and a seeker after happiness .

Some Time in the Sun

If you contemplate Life at all, you have to recognize the transience of existence.

We come into being through an incredibly complex set of biochemical genetic factors forming together to create a unique individual. There is a cycle of growth, maturity, decay and finally, death. This is basically true for all forms of life. And also for the various celestial bodies that make up our Universe. Even the largest units in creation – planets, stars, galaxies - follow this evolutionary pattern, though at an extremely extended Time scale when judged against the duration of a Human life. But still, there is a kind of comfort in the similarity of a personal Human existence to the life of a Star, for example. It seems to imply that the Universe is unfolding in the way it is supposed to and that the process we pass through individually is in tune with the life of the Cosmos itself.

Read more of Allan Eastman’s article Time, the Universe and the Whole Darn Thing! Part Two: The Fate of the Universe, in our guest feature section All the Time in the World.

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FAQ/Tip of the Month

Ever wonder how many days are left until your holiday vacation?

Use the Date to Date Calculator to easily count the number of days, months, and even years between two dates.

Simply enter in today’s date or select the "Today" button and then enter in the end date (you can also specify the time if you want). Check the box to include the end date in the calculation.  

Click on  "Calculate duration" to get your results which will show the time remaining in days, weeks (rounded), hours, minutes and even seconds.

Did You Know...

Daylight saving time (DST) is considered to be the correct term for the practice of advancing the clocks one hour forward to save energy.

Many use the phrase "daylight savings" or "summer time" to describe DST. The clocks usually move one hour forward in the spring and one hour back in the fall, thus the phrase
"Spring Forward, Fall Back".

DST doesn’t add daylight but gives people more usable hours of daylight. Learn more about DST and ways to help transition to DST.

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