UTC. That's the time the poles use. UTC, funnily enough, stands for Coordinated Universal Time. And the reason for this is even funnier:
The International Telecommunication Union wanted Coordinated Universal Time to have a single abbreviation for all languages. English speakers and French speakers each wanted the initials of their respective languages' terms to be used internationally: "CUT" for "co-ordinated universal time" and "TUC" for "temps universel coordonné". This resulted in the final compromise of using UTC.
UTC, by the way, is apparently *almost* the same as Greenwich Mean Time. Only more exact.
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