Time doesn't align when location changes

Asked by m kroeger on 2009-12-21

My default location is Houston. If the time displays, for example, 18:00 and I change to another location (e.g., Berlin), the time displays the same value but it is nowhere near sunset. In fact the sun rises an hour or so after midnight! It seems that the displayed time is still relative to Houston. I've tried all three different time selection options in configuration but to no avail (including changing default location and arbitrary time and saving the settings). Time always appears to be relative to Houston (my system time). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I am running XP SP3.

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Best Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #1

By default, Stellarium assumes that it should use the time zone settings of you computer. You can override this by editing the config.ini file. (On Windows XP, it should be in "Documents and Settings/YourUserName/Application Data/Stellarium".)

Look for "time_zone" under "[localization]". The default value is "system_default". I'm not sure what are the accepted values, I know that "UTC" (without the quotes) works.

m kroeger (mkkroeger) said : #2

Thank you
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Your question #94741 on Stellarium changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/94741

    Status: Open => Answered

Bogdan Marinov proposed the following answer:
By default, Stellarium assumes that it should use the time zone settings
of you computer. You can override this by editing the config.ini file.
(On Windows XP, it should be in "Documents and
Settings/YourUserName/Application Data/Stellarium".)

Look for "time_zone" under "[localization]". The default value is
"system_default". I'm not sure what are the accepted values, I know that
"UTC" (without the quotes) works.

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m kroeger (mkkroeger) said : #3

Thanks Bogdan Marinov, that solved my question.

Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #4

I'm posting this comment just to make sure that you will not miss my answer here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/stellarium/+bug/510480/comments/5

Related to the question:

The value of the "time_zone" field is interpreted as a value of the Linux TZ environmental variable. An explanation of the format can be found here:
http://www.gnu.org/s/libc/manual/html_node/TZ-Variable.html

A list of human-readable time zone names that are accepted on Linux (and maybe, on Windows) can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

m kroeger (mkkroeger) said : #5

Thank you very much. I will try one of these and see what happens. Any idea
when 0.10.5 will be released?
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Subject: Re: [Question #94741]: Time doesn't align when location changes

Your question #94741 on Stellarium changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/94741

Bogdan Marinov posted a new comment:
I'm posting this comment just to make sure that you will not miss my answer
here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/stellarium/+bug/510480/comments/5

Related to the question:

The value of the "time_zone" field is interpreted as a value of the Linux TZ
environmental variable. An explanation of the format can be found here:
http://www.gnu.org/s/libc/manual/html_node/TZ-Variable.html

A list of human-readable time zone names that are accepted on Linux (and
maybe, on Windows) can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

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m kroeger (mkkroeger) said : #6

Well, that was odd.

I set the timezone to Europe/London (a valid selection according to the wiki
database) and started Stellarium.

As before, Stellarium displayed the local time 8:48 AM (US/Central Daylight)
but the sky was dark

It's easier to convert in my head than try to change it with config.ini.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bogdan Marinov" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #94741]: Time doesn't align when location changes

Your question #94741 on Stellarium changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/94741

Bogdan Marinov posted a new comment:
I'm posting this comment just to make sure that you will not miss my answer
here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/stellarium/+bug/510480/comments/5

Related to the question:

The value of the "time_zone" field is interpreted as a value of the Linux TZ
environmental variable. An explanation of the format can be found here:
http://www.gnu.org/s/libc/manual/html_node/TZ-Variable.html

A list of human-readable time zone names that are accepted on Linux (and
maybe, on Windows) can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

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