Geography

Spindles in Brazil


For many years Brazil had four different spindles. However, in 2008, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva passed a law to reduce a time zone in the Northern region.

In this sense, the far west of the Brazilian territory (located at -75 ° West of the Greenwich Meridian) had its time advanced by one hour, setting the same time as the -60 ° time zone.


Image 1 shows the areas that have changed.

Image 2 shows what Brazil's spindle looked like from 2008.

Thus, according to the new time zone, the Brazilian states follow the following times:

  • Fernando de Noronha (PE): -2 hours in relation to the Greenwich Meridian.
  • States of the South, Southeast and Northeast, Goiás, Federal District, Tocantins, Amapá and Pará: -3 hours in relation to the Greenwich Meridian.
  • Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Rondonia, Amazonas, Roraima and Acre: -4 hours compared to the Greenwich Meridian.

It is interesting to know…

  • Japan, which is in the east, is the land where the sun rises, hence obviously being called the Land of the Rising Sun. On the contrary, it is always in the West that the sun "dies."

  • Daylight saving time is a change to the time in a particular region, used only during a portion of the year, usually one hour ahead of the local official time zone. The process is adopted as its name implies during the summer, when the days are longer, depending on the position of the earth in relation to the sun and is used as a way to decrease the energy consumption of each region where it is applied.