Sunday, 19 May, 2019

Horrible Things You Didn't Know About Daylight Savings Time

The clock tower at the Trump International Hotel The clock tower at the Trump International Hotel
Patty Aguilar | 09 March, 2018, 18:35

There's a chance that Florida will spring forward for the last time this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time is now not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona.

Nearly all Americans, except for those in Hawaii, most of Arizona and US territories, will need to make sure their clocks move forward an hour. Florida's legislature passed a bill this week which would make daylight saving time permanent for all 12 months of the year.

The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. local time Sunday.

In 1966, Congress approved the Uniform Time Act, which included a standard requirement on daylight saving time.

Also you probably won't have any pressing meetings, with start times you can mess up by forgetting the clock change, on a Sunday.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the time change, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

Standard time and the four US time zones, it should be emphasized, were not decreed by government, but were established by the railroads early on to coordinate train departure and arrival times. "Why we adjust twice a year, I don't understand".

It should be noted that "standard time" has become something of a misnomer, as daylight saving time encompasses most of the year.

By the early 1960s, states and municipalities were allowed to opt in or out of daylight saving time and decide on their own start and stop dates.

Some areas of Canada not using Daylight Saving Time include, Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Creston in the East Kootenays, and most of Saskatchewan (except Denare Beach and Creighton). That led to widespread confusion, with one infamous example of a bus route from West Virginia to OH that included seven time changes.

Instead of summer sunsets after 8 p.m., it would suddenly get dark closer to 7 p.m. Move your clocks one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday. Sunday and Monday night football would kick off around 9:30 p.m. and finish well around 1 a.m. That meant driving relatively short distances could result in a time change or three. In 2007, Daylight Saving Time was extended by four weeks. Another hour for tailgating, but a later home arrival after the game. "To change it, you have to make a tradeoff". That would save everyone, well ... more time.

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