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Mar 11, 2023

Scientists Say The Moon Needs Its Own Lunar Time Zone. Here’s Why

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On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong took that first fateful step onto the Moon. The exact moment occurred just as our planet’s standard universal time hit 2.56 am. But what time was it for Neil?

There’s currently no answer to that question, but with plans in place to inhabit the Moon, that may need to change.

At a recent meeting in the Netherlands, members from space organizations around the world agreed that we need to implement a proper lunar time zone – an internationally accepted common lunar reference time that all future missions can use to communicate and navigate with ease.

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