10 most difficult time riddlesTime quiz
What is the highest time zone?
Time zones range from UTC-12 to UTC+14. UTC+14 stretches as far as 30° east of the 180° longitude line and creates a large fold in the International Date Line. In Kiribati (UTC+14), the local time is the same as in Hawaiʻi (UTC−10:00), but the date is one day ahead. It is also 26 hours ahead of Baker Island (UTC−12:00).
What does not include, Unix time?
of leap years
of leap hours
of leap minutes
of leap seconds
Unix time is a date-time format used to express the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 00:00:00 (UTC). Unix time does not handle the extra seconds that occur on the extra day of leap years. Currently, the difference is about 2 to 3 milliseconds a day and is adjusted on average once a year.
In what period of time does the Sun make a full turn around the center of the Milky Way?
within every 225 million years
within 250 million years
within 300 million years
within 350 million years
The sun performs a full turn around the center of our galaxy during 225 million years.
What was the exposure time of this photo?
about 10 seconds
about 10 minutes
about 1 hour
about 8 hours
The length of stars trails is pretty much the same as the distance travelled by an hour hand of clock during 30 minutes. But the Earth rotates twice as slow compared to the hour hand of a clock (one rotation per day, while clock's hour hand makes two).
What are the most luminous objects in the universe?
A quasar is an extremely energetic source of radiation powered by accretion disc around galaxy's central supermassive black hole. Quasars were much more common in the early universe, as all known quasars are extremely distant.
Who first proposed the need to use summer time?
The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784. Sometimes, the creator of this solution is George Vernon Hudson, who wanted to "make better use of the long days of summer. The pioneers in the introduction of summer time were Germans during the First World War.
Which planet’s day lasts longer than its year?
Venus year (the time it takes it to rotate around the Sun) is equal to 225 Earth days, and its day (the time it takes it to rotate on its axis) equals 243 Earth days.
World's fastest high-speed cameras were built to take photos of specific objects. What kind of objects?
nuclear bomb explosions
The rapatronic cameras are capable of recording a still image with an exposure time as brief as 10 nanoseconds (that would give 100 million frames per second if the camera was capable to do multiple pictures). The camera uses two polarizing filters mounted with their polarization angles at 90° to each other and a Faraday cell which briefly changes the polarization plane of light passing through it, acting as a shutter.
What does the AM acronym stand for in time notation, ex. 11:40 AM?
“Ante meridiem” is Latin for “before noon”. Although “AM/PM” is especially common in English-speaking countries, these acronyms come actually from Latin.