Raids end by 9 PM means...?
I have heard it repeated many times that raids end by 9 PM local time. Recall that first the existence and level of the raid are reveled at a gym for 2 hours, then the raid boss is revealed, and finally the raid is open for 1 more hour. Let's call this combined sequence of events that lasts 3 hours a raid cycle.
So when people say that raids end by 9 PM local time, does that mean that no raid cycle begins after 6 PM local time?
I did a raid last evening which hatched at 9:03 p.m. Another I passed by was active and ending around 9:35 p.m.
Interestingly, I got a new Free Raid Pass right after the raid (which I entered with the one obtained an evening earlier) and I think it would have allowed me into the other raid as well - it showed me the screen to apply it (had no time though). But then I probably would not get another pass for 24 hours.
Thats because we got our first pass one night before the raids got started. I got mine on the night of friday, but raids started on the morning of saturday. after the raid i got another that i used on sunday. Another one sunday that i used today, than i got other after the raid that i also used today. Tomorrow i will get another one and use.