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What time is it on moon? Europe pushing for lunar time zone

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (AP) – With more lunar missions than ever on the horizon, the European Space Agency wants to give the moon its own time zone.

This week, the agency said space organisations around the world are considering how best to keep time on the moon. The idea came up during a meeting in the Netherlands late last year, with participants agreeing on the urgent need to establish “a common lunar reference time”, said the space agency’s navigation system engineer Pietro Giordano.

“A joint international effort is now being launched towards achieving this,” Giordano said in a statement.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin