Time and Orientation

  • The time in is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in North America.
  • Daylight Saving time lasts from approximately March to October.
  • Pilgrims and tourists from the southern hemisphere have an extra reason to be disoriented in the Holy Land: The sun is to the south, rather than to the north as they are used to. As one faces the sun, it rises on the left and sets on the right.