This post is about me doing shit stuff.
Not wasting any time in explaining the reason of
420, instead, we will treat
420 as just a time of day as our interesting phenomenon and do soe analysis based on it.
Inspiration : Check out this link
Green parts are lit.
Every country has it’s own timezone or timezones. Although, the definition of the timezones, meaning the Longitude a country may choose which in turn sets the time for the whole country need not be unique to the country. This would mean that geopolitical boundaries are not unique in the sense that two boundaries can have same time but different timezones.
An example (which I wasn’t aware of):
Asia/Colombohave the same time but for all timezones purposes they’re considered different. Hence, for the purpose of this study we have to merge all such regions together.
How do I do it?
I make use of
datetime to handle all my
datetime conversions across all timezones. This part was easy.
I had to prepare a lot of sacrifices to actually plot. I’ll be frank, it was a big pain in the ass.
Firstly, I didn’t know shit how to do that. I couldn’t take country boundaries. So, I searched online and found this
and then I got hold of the shapefiles and many Googles later, I came across
Cartopy. And, the result is the plot.
I will put the scripts in my
randomshit repo on my Github. Look out for
Per minute analysis
In an ideal setting, there should be a
lit timezone every minute, meaning the
lit timezones should be distributed uniformly and completely across the day.
We note that it is not the case.
- There are \(432\) timezones considered in this study. - Of the \(432\) timezones, theoretical lits that can happen in a single day is \(864\), which is nothing but twice the number of timezones.
- Max. number of simultaneous lits is \(57\).
- Min. duration between lits is 15 minutes.
The effect of Daylight Savings.
At the end of the previous section, we noted a fun fact that max. number of simultaneous lit timezones is \(57\).
Now, something I learnt which will be duly investigated in this section is: Daylight Savings end in
US/Central one week before it ends in Mexico. So, this means, there is at least one more
Sooooooooooooooooo, I re-did the script to do something like this:
It takes a lot of time and the result is.
We note the following after observing the above plot:
|Day of year||# lits
The # lits is symmetric with \(+8,+1,-1,-8\). But, day of year is not symmetric, \(79 - 68 != 306-263\).
Timezones get more lit. They having party.