I have a question about sensing data time zone from https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus/#/home. In which time zone copernicus provide for us data ? For example on image we can see Sensing Date Is it CET time zone or what ? Could anyone help me with this question ?

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    It would be bizarre and introduce notable issues into processing workflows if it was not GMT. Commented Nov 9, 2020 at 15:24
  • @JeffreyEvans So, as I understand, they provide data in GMT time zone, aren't they ?
    – kGummyBear
    Commented Nov 9, 2020 at 15:40

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As @JeffreyEvans said it's in GMT (or UTC to be more precise). This can be confirmed by checking out the time format seen in the manifest xml file, as well as the filename of the product.

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This is the so-called Zulu time (i.e. UTC)

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