Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

Everything related to SimElite Solutions Time Zone Fixer
Post Reply
Message
Author
BU830
newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:40 pm

Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

#1 Post by BU830 » Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:43 pm

Hello,

today is the 08.11.2021 15:40 UTC in Berlin and it is still early sunset in real life.
In the SIM it is quite dark.

Are there wrong dawn and dusk times? In the morning the sunrise in the sim is also a little bit late compared to real life.

Thanks for looking into it

User avatar
victor.papa
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 361
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:00 am

Re: Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

#2 Post by victor.papa » Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:05 pm

BU830 wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:43 pm
Hello,

today is the 08.11.2021 15:40 UTC in Berlin and it is still early sunset in real life.
In the SIM it is quite dark.

Are there wrong dawn and dusk times? In the morning the sunrise in the sim is also a little bit late compared to real life.

Thanks for looking into it
We will check that.
What is your flight simulator type? (P3D V4, V5...?)

BU830
newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:40 pm

Re: Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

#3 Post by BU830 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:29 am

V5 :)
thanks!

BU830
newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:40 pm

Re: Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

#4 Post by BU830 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:50 pm

It seems that your Tool does not note the change of summer time to winter time.
If I use UTC+2 the sunset and sunrise seems to be nearly right (not perfect, but nearly) but acutal we have UTC+1 in Central Europe

User avatar
victor.papa
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 361
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:00 am

Re: Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

#5 Post by victor.papa » Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:04 am

Hi,
I checked Berlin airport in P3DV5. With our latest version (v1.6.1) of Time Zone Fixer, Time Zone in berline is correct and for the 8th of November 2021 the local time in Berlin is UTC+1h (it was UTC+2h before 31 October 2021)
Then I checked the Sunset. On the internet, we can see the Sunset in Berlin is 16:24 (local time) on the 8th of November 2021.
In Prepar3D V5 I loaded an airplane in Berlin airport and took screenshots each minute from 16:20 to 16:35 local time to show you how it is working on my side:

You can download this zip file, extract it, there are 15 images showing the Sunset progress;
Download

I think if the Sunset in berlin in real world is 16:24, the result is somehow acceptable but if you live in Berlin and you think the real sunlight is different from what we see in flight simulator then maybe the Sunset information is not correct on the internet (because it is used to calculate sunlight in the flight simulator)

BU830
newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:40 pm

Re: Wron Dawn/Dusk Time in Germany

#6 Post by BU830 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:52 am

Of course it can be different. But in the sim, also showing in your pictures it is dark (night) at 16:40 local time. And in reallife the sunset starts, so there is a difference

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests