Time, time zones and the sunrise

Sunrise is at 6:26am at a Pacific Time Zone location and 6:59am at an Eastern Time Zone location. I believe this means that the western location is 33 minutes closer to east in correlation to the time line than the eastern location is. Am I wrong? I believe if this is true, it means that the actual time difference between these western and the eastern locations is 2 hours and 27 minutes as opposed to the 3 hours the clocks say. Although it is obvious why everyone in a time zone would have to be on the same time.
yesno4321
Asked Aug 16, 2014
The time of the sunrise is equal when it comes to time zones and the way we handle adjusting our time to account for it.

The change you are noticing is the Latitude of the area of the sunrise. For instance, the time of the sunrise in Florida is over an hour later then the time of the sunrise in Maine.

This is due to difference is length along the x axis of Earth. It is shorter closer to the poles and the longest at the equator.
drduke1
Answered Jul 28, 2016
Edited Jul 28, 2016

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