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  • Last Modified 23-12-2021
  • Written By Team_Embibe
  • Last Modified 23-12-2021

GMT Full Form

GMT Full Form: The term GMT means Greenwich Mean Time; which means solar time displayed at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, a borough of London, United Kingdom. It is noon at Greenwich when the sun is above the Prime Meridian.This imaginary line splits the Earth into two halves- the Eastern and Western Hemisphere. Since GMT is determined from the Greenwich Meridian Line, it is called Greenwich Meridian Time. The GMT is not affected by Daylight Savings. 

Full form of GMT in Hindi

The full form of GMT in Hindi is “ग्रीनविच मीन टाइम”. 

History of GMT:

Until August 2, 1880, GMT was not officially adopted by the British Parliament. On November 18, 1883, GMT was adopted by the United States of America. GMT was later internationally adopted in the 1884 International Meridian Conference which led to the creation of four (4) time zones. Presently, GMT is used as the civil time of the United Kingdom. 

Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC ) replaced Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as the World Standard time in 1972. UTC is based on atomic measurements, while GMT is based on Earth’s rotation.

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What are the functions of GMT? 

  • Greenwich Mean Time is a global time standard. 
  • The Greenwich Meridian is the reference point for the time zones across the world. 
  • The local time of a country located to the east of Greenwich Meridian is ahead of GMT, while the local time of the country situated to the west of Greenwich Meridian is behind GMT. 
  • GMT focuses on earth’s rotation that might be irregular, but it observes a fictitious mean. So, it considers an equal velocity around the equator.

FAQs

1. What is the full form of GMT?

The full form of GMT is Greenwich Mean Time.

2. What is GMT?

GMT is the mean solar time displayed at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, a borough of London, United Kingdom.

3. What is the difference between UTC and GMT? 

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is often confused with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). GMT is a time zone, while UTC is a time standard.

4. How to calculate GMT?

GMT is calculated with the help of the sun. When the sun is above the Prime Meridian, it is noon at Greenwich. 

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