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Thank Butterflies For Daylight Saving Time

8 Mar 2013, 20:47 UTC
Thank Butterflies For Daylight Saving Time
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Time is what we make of it, and this weekend citizens of 70 countries across the world will advance their clocks one hour ahead in homage to daylight saving time. For U.S. the transition occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday morning … Continue reading →

Senate Sergeant at Arms Charles P. Higgins turns forward the Ohio Clock for the first daylight saving time, while Senators William M. Calder (NY), Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (DE), and Joseph T. Robinson (AR) look on, 1918. Credit: Wikipedia
Time is what we make of it, and this weekend citizens of 70 countries across the world will advance their clocks one hour ahead in homage to daylight saving time. For U.S. the transition occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday morning March 10. All states except Arizona and Hawaii observe DST.
If you’re into astronomy, daylight saving time has both pluses and minuses. The sun will set an hour later Sunday or just after 7 p.m. Since I get off work around 6:30 p.m. I’ll not only get to drive home in daylight but also have time to drive to a place to spot Comet L4 PANSTARRS.
Without DST, the sun would set around 6 p.m. and I’d have ...

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