Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so

Which of our planet's time zones is the most populated? I wondered if, at any given moment, it was some particular 'time of day' for any significant proportion of the world's population.

I've been scouring the internet for an answer, and it appears that GMT+8 is believed to be home to about 25% of the world's population. So at the moment of writing it is 4.45pm for a quarter of the world.

This appears to be largely due to the presence of China in the GMT+8 zone, and China maintains just one time zone from west to east. (I find that a fascinating fact in itself, considering that China is massive).

GMT-2 apparently only covers water, presumably making its population zero.

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