1 Erisian hour = 0.1 days = 2.4 Grayface hours

1 Erisian minute = 0.001 day = 1.44 Greyface minutes

1 Erisian second = 0.00001 day = 0.864 Grayface seconds

Back in the old days, the world was on many conflicting systems of keeping time. While three-quarters time might prevail in one area, elsewhere it was spare time or springtime or due time or ragtime.

Exactly 136 years ago, a bunch of pundits from all over the world met in Washington, DC, eventually deciding everyone should employ Standard Time (used by Standard Oil of New Jersey), based on Greenwich Mean Time (the time I was using in the meantime in Greenwich Village).

Far from being reasonable, or even perfect, this solution allows it to be one time in London at the exact moment it is some other time entirely in New York or San Francisco or Moscow; this is a wholly untenable situation.

Discordian Universal Time is a single planetary decimal time. In Greyface time, the clock shows the correct time only in Greenwich Village and surroundings, while Discordian time on the whole planet is the same;  that is, in some places the dawn is usually at 1 o’clock, while in the opposite side of the world it is at 6 o’clock. The beginning/end of a Discordian day (0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds) coincides with the beginning of Christian day on Easter Island on winter time (UTC-5). This means that (absent Daylight Savings Time) the Discordian day starts at 5 AM Greyface Time in London, but at 10 PM Grayface Time on the US West Coast.

Credit to Erisian Time