Wrong timezone on satellite images.

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The satellite images we receive have an UTC time zone on them, but we need AST. Right now all the times shown om the images are more or less in the future! Do we somehow need to set the timezone when requesting satellite images? The images we need are for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacou area.

Thanks in advance!

This image was created 07:52am AST
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Posted 6 years ago

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Brendan Hayes, Official Rep

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You can pass the parameter &tzname=AST to the end of the image URL to set the timezone.
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That changes the timezone label but it does not change the time display to be correct for the specified timezone.
So if you try "&tzname=EDT" you get "5:00 PM EDT" instead of "5:00 PM UTC" but it should give you "1:00 PM EDT".
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Thanks for replying Brendan.

Indeed like arclance says, it now displays AST but the times remain the same, any more ideas?
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John Celenza

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I'll get this bug fixed! That's a mistake. Hopefully within 24 hours.

Thanks,
John
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John Celenza

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Hi,

I think the issue is that you must pass timezone as the UNIX timezone name.

EDT/EST is "America/New_York"

I found a decent list here:
http://www.vmware.com/support/develop...

I hope that helps,
John
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I think some of that link is missing, I got a "Page Not Found" when I tried it.
Using UNIX timezone names does seem to work though.

This option is not on the doc pages for satellite or radar images.
Are there any more options that are not documented there?