Question that people ask is What time is it on the Moon?


The Moon is not like Earth. It does not have oceans, lakes, rivers, or streams. It does not have wind-blown ice fields at its poles. Roses and morning glories do not sprout from its charcoal gray, dusty surface. Redwoods do not tower above its cratered ground. Dinosaur foot prints cannot be found. Paramecium never conjugated, amoeba never split, and dogs never barked. The wind never blew. People never lived there—but they have wondered about it for centuries, and a few lucky ones have even visited it.

The Moon ought to be especially alluring to people curious about Earth. The two bodies formed near each other, formed mantles and crusts early, shared the same post-formational bombardment, and have been bathed in the same flux of sunlight and solar particles for the past 4.5 billion years

A common question that people ask is : What time is it on the Moon?

Fundamentally, and ignoring the complications of Einstein’s Special Relativity, it’s the same time as it is here on Earth. But this is a bit of a cheat, of course, because we haven’t defined how we are measuring time.
There are many ways to define the ‘time’ at a particular location. Here, on Earth our usual system (‘solar time’) is defined by the motion of the Sun in the sky (although we usually keep track of time with an atomic clock). This means that the local time depends on where you are on Earth and we get around this complication by having many different time zones. Now, we could also define a similar time system based on the motion of the Sun as seen from the Moon. Such a system exists (Lunar Standard Time) but it is not much more than an interesting exercise in physics. What is more useful, however, is a definition of time that doesn’t vary with location. This is called Universal Time (UT)and is a modern form of Greenwich Mean Time. It is the same everywhere in the Universe.So, the UT time on the Moon is the same as the UT time on Earth.