Moon Time: The White House’s New Initiative


White House wants Moon to have its own time zone

The White House has announced plans to create a new time zone specifically for the Moon, in order to better coordinate lunar missions and activities. The proposed time zone, tentatively named “Lunar Standard Time,” would be based on the Moon’s own rotation and orbit around Earth.

With more countries and private companies planning missions to the Moon in the coming years, having a standardized time zone could help streamline communications and scheduling between different parties. Currently, lunar missions operate on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which can lead to confusion and difficulties in coordinating activities.

The White House hopes that by establishing a dedicated time zone for the Moon, it will not only facilitate future lunar missions but also symbolize humanity’s continued exploration and presence in space. The proposal is still in the early stages of development, but if approved, it could mark a significant step forward in our efforts to explore and utilize the resources of the Moon.