What time is it?

All about virtual world time

Virtual time can get a bit confusing so hopefully this will make things a little clearer!

Main time zone - Quintonia is run from the UK and so times show for events, maintenance etc all follow UK time which is GMT for half the year and BST (GMT +1) for the rest - you can get the actual dates here.

Viewer time - for historical reasons, most viewers (Firestorm etc) show what has become known as "Second life time"  which is the time zone PST/PDT

Days & Nights - the length of a virtual day can be controlled and pretty much set as anything the administrator wants!  In Quintonia, the region Sandy Island, it's always 3pm for instance! For the rest of Quintonia a 'day' is 4 Earth hours long. If you start at 0:00 for midnight then 2:00 is high noon. Sunrise is at approximately 0:30 and sunset around 3:30, which results in 3 hours of daylight and only 1 hour of night-time.   But just for a bit more fun, in your viewer you have an option to sitch the sun position to be at midnight, miday, sunrise or sunset as well as the region time!

Quintonia time now is: 


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