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It is possible to get into an aeroplane, fly west for a few hours and then land at a place where the time is earlier than when you left! Since Concorde stopped flying, this form of time travel is not available to the public, but you never know high-speed commercial flight might be possible again in your lifetime.

 

Even phoning a friend or relative during the afternoon might wake them in the middle of the night if the country they are living in is on a different time to ours. These things can happen because different countries of the world have their clocks set to different times. You’ll be glad to hear that this did not happen by chance - there is a specal system used to work out what country is at what time. We call this system TIME ZONES

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