End Of Daylight Savings Time

End Of Daylight Savings Time
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  • The EU has announced an end to daylight savings time in its member states.(More…)
  • The Hopi ignores DST like the rest of Arizona, making the Navajo Nation a Daylight Saving donut of sorts suspended one hour in the future for half the year.(More…)
  • State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Assemblyman Phillip Chen, R-Brea, noted in their opposition ballot argument that “daylight saving time does not create more hours of daylight,” it “just changes when those daylight hours occur.”(More…)
  • Edit According to a reply, the planned change is to no longer make daylight saving mandatory on the same weekend, so countries can apparently decide to keep it or not on their own.(More…)


  • Starting in 2007, DST begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March, when people move their clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (so at 2 a.m. on that day, the clocks will then read 3 a.m. local daylight time).(More…)
  • All clocks move forward one hour at the same time, even though there are several different timezones across the EU, the change is completely coordinated at 01:00 UTC. Other states in Europe already dumped DST, including Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Iceland.(More…)


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The EU has announced an end to daylight savings time in its member states. [1] Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time (so they will then read 1 a.m. local standard time). [2] That federal law meant that any state observing DST — and they didn’t have to jump on the DST bandwagon — had to follow a uniform protocol throughout the state in which daylight saving time would begin on the first Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. [2] Most of Europe currently observes daylight saving time, called “summer time,” which begins at 1 a.m. GMT on the last Sunday in March and ends (winter time) at 1 a.m. GMT on the last Sunday in October. [2]

Daylight saving time ( DST ), also daylight savings time ( United States ), also summer time ( United Kingdom and others), is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. [3] Daylight savings time was first introduced to make better use of daylight, moving an hour from the morning to the evening, so that it remains brighter for longer in spring and summer and the sun sets later. [1] The practice, known as daylight savings time, is set to be eliminated after European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, announced at a press conference that as of October 2019, there will be no more changing of the clocks. [1] Daylight savings time is not observed in Hawaii and Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation in the state), according to NIST. U.S. territories like Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands also do not observe daylight savings time, according to the institution. [4] As explained by Richard Meade in the English Journal of the (American) National Council of Teachers of English, the form daylight savings time (with an “s”) was already in 1978 much more common than the older form daylight saving time in American English (“the change has been virtually accomplished”). [3] “Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savings time: the American experience”. [3] The end of daylight saving time is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and to test the devices to ensure that they are still working properly. [5] The period for Daylight Saving Time was extended by changing the start date from the first Sunday of April to the second Sunday of March, and the end date from the last Sunday in October to the first Sunday in November. [3] The shorter days and the end of daylight saving time are associated with the beginning of the SAD (seasonal affected disorder) season, giving people less daylight to enjoy after they got off work. [5] Millions of people around the world will be “falling back” when daylight saving time comes to an end this fall. [6] Officials said in August that the European Commission would submit a proposal to end obligatory daylight saving time in member nations. [6] Daylight Saving Time officially ends in the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4. [6] Last week, the EU shared that they are backing the end of daylight saving time, according to the BBC. [7]

“Sleep deficit, fatal accidents, and the spring shift to daylight savings time”. [3] “The shift to and from daylight savings time and motor vehicle crashes”. [3] While the times of sunrise and sunset change at roughly equal rates as the seasons change, proponents of Daylight Saving Time argue that most people prefer a greater increase in daylight hours after the typical “nine to five” workday. 13 14 Supporters have also argued that DST decreases energy consumption by reducing the need for lighting and heating, but the actual effect on overall energy use is heavily disputed. [3] Daylight saving time is the practice of setting clocks forward one hour from standard time in the spring, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. [5] For any parent who has ever had to crawl out of bed to make sure a groggy teenager gets to school on time after the clocks “spring forward” an hour, the idea of doing away with daylight saving time probably sounds like a no-brainer. [8] With daylight saving time comes mixed emotions — an hour of sleep lost, an hour of sleep gained; who can keep up? Someone has finally spoken up: More than 3.5 million citizens of the European Union are tired of switching their clocks twice a year. [7] A move to “permanent daylight saving time” (staying on summer hours all year with no time shifts) is sometimes advocated, and in fact is currently implemented in some jurisdictions such as Argentina, Belarus, 76 some parts of Russia (e.g. Novosibirsk), Canada (e.g. Saskatchewan ), Iceland, Turkey, Namibia, and S Tomand Pr’ncipe. [3] Nov. 4, most Americans will set their clocks back an hour, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight saving s time) comes to a close, and most of the United States will “lose” an hour of daylight. [2] Though President Woodrow Wilson wanted to keep daylight saving time after WWI ended, the country was mostly rural at the time and farmers objected, partly because it would mean they lost an hour of morning light. (It’s a myth that DST was instituted to help farmers.) [2] Hawaii and Arizona are the two U.S. states that don’t observe daylight saving time, though Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does follow DST, according to NASA. [2] For instance, Sen. Ryan Osmundson, R-Buffalo, introduced Senate Bill 206 into the Senate State Administration Committee in February 2017, which would exempt Montana from daylight saving time, keeping the state on standard time year-round, according to the bill. [2] Assemblyman Kansen Chu, whose Assembly Bill 807 put Proposition 7 on the ballot, argues that daylight saving time is an outdated practice that doesn?t conserve energy as originally intended because the long summer days just give Californians an excuse to keep their air conditioning on full-blast. [8] Hadley and his colleagues found that the four weeks of extra daylight saving time that went into effect in the United States in 2007 did save some energy, about half of a percent of what would have otherwise been used on each of those days. [2] Part of the trouble with estimating the effect of daylight saving time on energy consumption is that there are so few changes to the policy, making before-and-after comparisons tricky, Hadley told Live Science. [2] “Effect of daylight saving time on lighting energy use: a literature review”. [3] Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Sept. 9, 2016, and then updated by Stephanie Pappas with information about energy use during daylight saving time. [2] In the U.S. the period of Daylight Saving Time is defined by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. [3] “Impact of Extended Daylight Saving Time on national energy consumption: report to Congress, Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 110” (PDF). [3] In 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 went into effect, expanding the length of daylight saving time to the present timing. [2]

Historically, daylight saving time has begun in the summer months and ended for winter, though the dates have changed over time as the U.S. government has passed new statutes, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). [2] In 2005, when Congress extended daylight saving time by a month, the Air Transport Association warned that keeping U.S. flights lined up with international travel schedules would cost $147 million a year. [8] Some states in the U.S., like New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island have tried to keep daylight saving year round, The New York Times previously reported. [4] If the decision was adopt year-round daylight saving time, the state would need permission from Congress and the Trump administration. [8] During the Arab oil embargo, when Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stopped selling petroleum to the United States, Congress even enacted a trial period of year-round daylight saving time in an attempt to save energy. [2] The period of Daylight Saving Time before the longest day is shorter than the period after, in several countries including the United States and Europe. [3] Daylight savings time (DST) began in 1883 after the U.S. and Canadian railroads determined a four-zone system to stop confusion from the 100 conflicting locally established “sun times” that were observed across train terminals across the country, according to the United States Department of Transportation. [4] Broadly speaking, most jurisdictions abandoned daylight saving time in the years after the war ended in 1918 (with some notable exceptions including Canada, the UK, France, Ireland, and the United States). [3] Hadley said, the energy question probably isn’t the real reason the United States sticks with daylight saving time, anyway. [2] In January 2017, state Sen. Lydia Brasch, a Republican of Bancroft, proposed a bill called LB309 to eliminate daylight saving time in the state, according to the bill. [2] Turns out, people tend to have more heart attacks on the Monday following the “spring forward” switch to daylight saving time. [2] Below is a look at when daylight saving time starts and ends during the year, its history, why we have it now and some myths and interesting facts about the time change. [2]

Howie Brown adjusts the time on a clock back one hour for the end of day light savings time at Brown’s Old Time Clock Shop November 2, 2007, in Plantation, Florida. [4] So daylight saving time was abolished until the next war brought it back into vogue. [2] At the start of WWII, on Feb. 9, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt re-established daylight saving time year-round, calling it “War Time.” [2] “Changes in ischemic stroke occurrence following daylight saving time transitions”. [3] “Influence of summer daylight saving time on scattered erythemal solar ultraviolet exposures” (PDF). [3] Heating and cooling probably matter more, and some places may need air-conditioning for the longer, hotter evenings of summer daylight saving time. [2] A 1998 study in Indiana before and after implementation of daylight saving time in some counties found a small increase in residential energy usage. [2] In the depths of winter, sunrise occurred at 10 a.m. in Moscow and 11 a.m. in St. Petersburg, Prerau, author of ” Seize the Daylight : The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time,” said. [2] “The effects of daylight and daylight saving time on U.S. pedestrian fatalities and motor vehicle occupant fatalities”. [3] Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe daylight saving time. [5] Legally this can be daylight saving time all time or just choosing a higher standard time. [3] ‘Farmers complained that they cannot get into the fields any earlier than under standard time. because the morning sun does not dry the dew “on daylight savings time.”‘ [3] “Why daylight saving time isn’t as terrible as people think”. [3] Daylight saving time is observed in an estimated 70 countries, with a number of practicing countries debating whether to abolish it. [6] Fewer than 40 percent of the world’s countries observe daylight saving time, according to timeanddate.com. [2] “Shifts to and from daylight saving time and incidence of myocardial infarction”. [3] “Transitions into and out of daylight saving time compromise sleep and the rest-activity cycles”. [3] “Changing to daylight saving time cuts into sleep and increases workplace injuries” (PDF). [3] “Does daylight saving time save energy? evidence from a natural experiment in Indiana” (PDF). [3] “Does extending daylight saving time save energy? Evidence from an Australian experiment”. [3] The nominal reason for daylight saving time has long been to save energy. [2] “The human circadian clock’s seasonal adjustment is disrupted by daylight saving time”. [3] The 2007 extension of daylight saving time allowed for a before-and-after comparison of only a few weeks’ time. [2]

“Daylight saving in GB; is there evidence in favour of clock time on GMT?” (PDF). [3] “Daylight saving time and motor vehicle crashes: the reduction in pedestrian and vehicle occupant fatalities” (PDF). [3] “Daylight saving time transitions and hospital treatments due to accidents or manic episodes”. [3]

If passed, Proposition 7 would repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act, a ballot measure approved by California voters in 1949 that requires our clocks to fall back an hour each November and spring forward an hour each March. [8] Benjamin Franklin takes the honor (or the blame, depending on your view of the time changes) for coming up with the idea to reset clocks in the summer months as a way to conserve energy, according to David Prerau, author of ” Seize the Daylight : The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time” (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2005). [2] It also listed road safety (lack of sleep in the spring due to time changes), the internal market (higher costs of cross-border trade), energy (more energy saving during the summer), and agriculture (disrupted biorhythm of animals and milking schedule changes) concerns as reasons to ditch daylight saving. [7]

In the IANA time zone database, permanent daylight saving time is considered standard time that has been added by an hour. [3] The Standard Time Act in 1918 created boundaries between the standard time zones in the U.S., according to the U.S. DOT. This led to daylight saving time (DST), which was introduced in 1966 as part of the Uniform Time Act. [4]

“Unpredictable events in medical equipment due to new daylight saving time change”. [3] The law was an effort to preserve the daylight, according to the U.S. DOT. The department keeps a list of reasons on the positives for turning the clock back, including saving energy, preventing traffic injuries, and claim the time change even prevents crime. [4]

In all countries that use daylight saving, the clock is advanced in spring and retarded in autumn; the spring change reduces the length of that day and the autumn change increases it. [3] Temporary changes in Australia’s daylight saving timing for the summer Olympics of 2000 also failed to save any energy, a 2007 study found. [2] “The power of policy to influence behaviour change: daylight saving and its effect on physical activity”. [3] Australia, being such a big country (the sixth-largest in the world), doesn’t follow DST uniformly: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory follow daylight saving, while Queensland, the Northern Territory (Western Australia) do not, according to the Australian government. [2] Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year, and the United States adopted daylight saving in 1918. [3] Ten years of daylight saving from the Pittsburgh standpoint. [3] European Commission President Jean-Clause Juncker shared that 84 percent of the 4.5 million EU citizens polled were in favor of kicking Daylight Saving to the curb in a recent survey. [7] The 2005 Israeli Daylight Saving Law established predictable rules using the Jewish calendar but Windows zone files could not represent the rules’ dates in a year-independent way. [3] Daylight saving actually increases gasoline consumption, and it?s a cynical substitute for genuine energy conservation policy. [3] “Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: the effect of daylight saving”. [3] Hadley said, the effect of the entire months-long stretch of daylight saving could very well have the opposite effect. [2] George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895. 2 The German Empire and Austria-Hungary organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916. [3] The best studies we have prove that Americans use more domestic electricity when they practice daylight saving. [3] “Losing sleep at the market: the daylight saving anomaly” (PDF). [3]

In 1986 the U.S. Congress passed a law that, beginning the following year, moved up the start of Daylight Saving Time to the first Sunday in April but kept its end date the same. [9] In 2007 Daylight Saving Time changed again in the United States, as the start date was moved to the second Sunday in March and the end date to the first Sunday in November. [9] In most of the countries of western Europe, Daylight Saving Time starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October. [9]

Daylight saving time is the process of advancing our clocks one hour forward in Spring and back one hour in Autumn. [10] Daylight Saving Time, also called summer time, system for uniformly advancing clocks, so as to extend daylight hours during conventional waking time in the summer months. [9] Michael Downing, a teacher at Tufts University and the author of “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time,” says messing with the clock doesn’t really save energy. [11] Several countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Germany, and the United States, adopted summer Daylight Saving Time during World War I to conserve fuel by reducing the need for artificial light. [9] Daylight Saving Time was first adopted during the first World War in the UK to give factories more daylight hours in which to operate, thereby aiding the war. [12] As long ago as 1897, countries around the world began instituting daylight saving time, adding an hour of sunlight to the afternoon. [11] Juncker?s proposal strives to ensure that changes are coordinated between neighboring countries to avoid “fragmentation” and “safeguard the proper functioning of the internal market” which could arise if some member states kept Daylight Saving Time while others abolished it. [12] The European Union Commission proposed in August 2018 to abolish daylight saving time after a public survey showed 84 percent of EU citizens supported ending DST. The proposal needs the support of at least 28 member nations and members of the European Parliament to become law. [11] As part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Congress pushed daylight saving time three to four weeks deeper into the fall. [11] Other groups say Daylight Saving Time doesn’t actually conserve energy. [11] Whether you savor the extra sunlight in the summer or dread the jarring time jump, Daylight Saving Time is inevitable (at least in most parts of the country). [13] In 1916, Germany became the first country to officially adopt Daylight Saving Time. [13] Do not use daylight saving time throughout the year. (No Daylight Saving Time). [14] In March 2018, Florida lawmakers approved a bill to make Daylight Saving Time year-round. [11] In the United States, Daylight Saving Time formerly began on the last Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday in October. [9] That?s because Daylight Saving Time traditionally ended on the last Sunday in October, a.k.a. before Halloween night. [13]

Daylight Saving Time was imposed in the beginning of 1974 to save energy in the winter months. [13] Though people love to complain about it, Daylight Saving Time isn?t all bad news. [13] A study by the U.S. Department of Transportation in the ’70s showed that the country’s electricity usage is cut by 1 percent each day because of daylight saving time. [11] Prerau points out, Israel has a relatively short daylight saving time compared to other countries. [11] “It has several technical benefits as well,” Dr. David Prerau, author of ” Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time,” explained during a phone interview. [11] The signatories wanted the government to issue a law indefinitely suspending Daylight Saving Time in Morocco. [12] Find out why everyone from the candy lobby to the TV networks are weighing in on the Daylight Saving Time debate. [11] Just two decades later, Daylight Saving Time would begin its spread across the developed world. [13] Daylight Saving Time doesn?t begin at the stroke of midnight like you might expect it to. [13] Daylight saving time increases gasoline consumption, according to Downing. [11] “If you don’t like daylight saving time, you have plenty of options,” explains A.J. Jacobs, the best-selling author of ” The Know-It-All.” [11] More than 80% of 4.6 million respondents recently voted in favour of abolishing daylight saving time. [15]

Daylight savings time ends — Seattle Unity Church Your browser is ancient! Upgrade to a different browser or install Google Chrome Frame to experience this site. [16] FILE In this Oct. 30, 2008, file photo, Electric Time Company employee Dan Lamoore adjusts the color on a 67-inch square LED color-changing clock at the plant in Medfield, Mass. As most U.S. residents prepare to “fall back,” a special Massachusetts commission, examining the possibility of year-round daylight savings time, plans to release its final recommendations. [17] “We think daylight savings time is past its best-before date,” said Hudson’s Hope Mayor Gwen Johansson. [18] Daylight saving time begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. [19] Less daylight also signals the impending end of that archaic ritual we call Daylight Saving Time. [20] Why do I find Proposition 7 so utterly devoid of significance? Note that Proposition 7 would not end the tyranny of daylight saving time, as some might assume. [21]

Congress must approve the bill because of the 1966 Uniform Time Act, which “promote the adoption and observance of uniform time within the standard time zones” unless a state exempt themselves from Daylight Saving Time. [11] Daylight Saving Time or summer time, -except Lord Howe Island- it is 1h. more with respect to the standard o local time zone. [14]

Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year. [22] Daylight saving time (DST) is the seasonal surprise that borrows an hour from our circadian rhythm in the spring and gives it back in the fall. [11] Several member countries urged the EU to consider abolishing Daylight Saving Time, and many people across the world have signed petitions against Daylight Saving Time (DST). [12] A report by the California Energy Commission’s Demand Analysis Office concluded that, “The extension of daylight saving time (DST) to March 2007 had little or no effect on energy consumption in California.” [11] More than a century before Daylight Saving Time (DST) was adopted by any major country, Benjamin Franklin proposed a similar concept in a satirical essay. [13]

“If you get rid of daylight savings time, you’re condemning workers in the province to working longer in the dark,” he said. [18] “Daylight savings time messes me up every time,” Jen Newkirk wrote. [21] “For the first time since the beginning of daylight saving time, I will not need to change my clocks,” he wrote. [21] From coast to coast there’s a growing movement to keep the clock sprung forward for daylight saving time all year long. [17] Florida lawmakers overwhelmingly passed legislation earlier this year to make daylight saving time year-round in the Sunshine State. [17] “I don’t know if you know about winter in New England not only is it cold, but it’s dark,” said Tom Emswiler, a Boston public health advocate who has helped lead an effort to effectively put New England states on year-round Daylight Saving Time. [17] If approved, Prop 7 allows the state Legislature to adopt year-round daylight saving time on a two-thirds vote if Congress will allow it. [17] If Sacramento chooses to go with year-round daylight saving time, the state would need the OK of both Congress and the White House. [21] A Massachusetts commission report in November on switching to year-round daylight saving time recommended doing so only if a majority of other Northeast states did so as well. [17]

“When daylight saving time comes — spring forward — I love the longer day, and when standard time comes — fall back — I dig that it means cooler nights. [21] By that October, with kids in New York waiting for the bus in darkness at 7:35 a.m., extended daylight saving time was scrapped and the clocks fell back on Oct. 27. [17] Daylight Saving Time: The History of Clocks and Time: This article offers a list of resources, websites, books, and lesson plans teachers can use in the classroom. [23] Advocates of year-round daylight saving time are pushing for a regional or national change. [17] Daylight saving time makes the evening longer not by affecting the course of the sun but by moving one hour from the morning to the evening. [19] States could opt out of daylight saving time it’s not observed in Hawaii or much of Arizona. [17] Their more potent argument may prove to be that “permanent daylight saving time will put us out of sync with our neighbors” in other states. [17] Florida lawmakers have introduced twin bills in Congress, one to allow daylight saving time all year in Florida, another to establish it nationwide. [17] They’re asking Congress to approve, and also to consider year-round daylight saving time nationwide. [17] Year-round daylight saving time met far less resistance, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed Chu’s bill putting the question before voters Nov. 6 as Proposition 7. [17] Daylight saving time is practiced during the summer to make the evening last longer by sacrificing the regular sunrise. [19] Countries closer to the equator do not adjust time because the sunrise time does not fluctuate enough to justify daylight saving time. [19] Most countries in Africa and Asia also do not observe daylight saving time. [19] California voters adopted daylight saving time an idea that originated as an energy-saving measure in World War I in 1949. [17] I posed the question on Facebook this week — yea or nay on daylight saving time — and received a ton of feedback. [21] Lawmakers in Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Wyoming also have considered permanent daylight saving time. [17] Rubio asserted a number of benefits that could come with nationwide daylight saving time. [17] A proposal to stop observing daylight saving time in British Columbia was narrowly approved by Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates Sept. 14. [18] This week, teachers will want to educate their students about what Daylight Saving Time is all about, and Education World has you covered with finding lesson plans, resources, and other activities to bring to the classroom. [23] BrainPOP: Social Studies: Here, teachers can access a video, lesson ideas, and a quiz students can take to learn about Daylight Saving Time. [23]

The Hopi ignores DST like the rest of Arizona, making the Navajo Nation a Daylight Saving donut of sorts suspended one hour in the future for half the year. [13] “Since 1966, every 20 years, Congress has given us another month of daylight saving. [11] “And there is every reason to believe that the Chamber of Commerce, the national lobby for convenience stores — which account for more than 80 percent of all gasoline sales in the country — and Congress will continue to press for extensions until we adopt year-round daylight saving. [11] As the history of Daylight Saving shows, light matters–a lot. [13]

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Assemblyman Phillip Chen, R-Brea, noted in their opposition ballot argument that “daylight saving time does not create more hours of daylight,” it “just changes when those daylight hours occur.” [17] The Daylight Saving Time Act, a ballot measure approved by California voters in 1949, requires that we adjust our clocks to fall back an hour each November and spring forward an hour each March. [21] Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as European Summer Time (EST), is the variation of standard time by one hour commonly practiced in Europe and North America. [19]

That was the plan when the Florida Legislature overwhelmingly passed the cutely named “Sunshine Protection Act” by a margin of 103 to 11 in the House and 33 to 2 in the Senate, making the Sunshine State the only state to adopt Daylight Savings Time (as opposed to Standard Time) year-round, eliminating the time switch and clock changes. [24] Daylight saving time ends Sunday November 4 at 2 a.m. (local time) Remember to set your clocks backward one hour. [25] PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Twice a year, every year, like clockwork if you will, time jumps ahead, then behind an hour for Daylight Savings Time. [24] The EU is like to abolish daylight savings time entirely, perhaps as early as next year, which would mean normal (winter) time all year round. [26] All EU countries and those with close links (e.g. Switzerland, Norway) do daylight savings time from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. [26] I don’t think most people against it realized daylight savings time is the summer when we have more sun. [26] Daylight savings time is active in the summer when it gets dark later. [26] Not necessarily saying it’s a bad idea overall, just that we shouldn’t say “fuck daylight savings time” for no reason except that we’re sick of adjusting our clocks. [26] When I lived in Hawaii (no daylight savings time), it would change automatically. [26] When introducing the Florida bill, Rubio also introduced a bill to put the whole country on year-round Daylight Savings Time, a bid that has similarly stalled. [24] Don’t forget about leap and stumble days, or daylight savings time when that becomes a thing. [26] You end up mangling your dates and times to the point that daylight saving time becomes synonymous with a bad day. [26] What do you think? Should Alabama end the practice of daylight saving time? Vote below and then tell us why in the comments. [27] Tehran, Iran Daylight Saving Time ends on Saturday, 22, September 2018. [28]

Daylight savings time and the electoral college are two things wayyyy past their prime. [26]

By 1966, amid confusion over a patchwork of schemes in each state for beginning and ending daylight saving time, Congress stepped in with the Universal Time Act to standardize it nationwide. [17] The resolution said daylight saving time and the resulting time changes twice a year no longer serves a purpose and affects people’s health when time changes. [18] Namibia became the last country in Africa to drop the daylight saving time in 2017 by moving the country to the UTC+2 time zone and replaced it with wintertime to correlate its time with South Africa. [19] Working our way down the list of importance — way, way down the list, to the bottom — we find such gems as the Board of Equalization, of which at least one candidate has said, if elected, he would move to dissolve, and Proposition 7, which would repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act. [21]

While the Daylight Savings Time switch is a bit of a hassle, can be confusing and can disrupt everything from travel to time-clocks, having one state on Daylight Savings Time and the other 49 states on Standard Time, could be a bigger one, especially in a state already split between two time zones. [24] On the second Sunday in March our clocks spring forward from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m., and on the first Sunday in November our clocks fall back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. Every state–with Hawaii and Arizona being the two exceptions–currently practices daylight saving time. [27] In 2012, the University of Alabama at Birmingham conducted a study that connected daylight saving time with a 10% increase in heart attack risk during the Monday and Tuesday after moving clocks forward in the spring. [27] It sounds relatively harmless, but daylight saving time has some vocal opponents, including one Alabama politician who just wants our clocks to be left alone. [27] However I think the common response from programmers upon hearing this news is oh thank Linus, there’s a chance Daylight Saving Time might die, I never even dreamed this wonderful day could happen because DST is just such a goddamn headache to implement. [26] I created an hourly dates dataframe, and now I would like to create a column that flags whether each row (hour) is in Daylight Saving Time or not. [29] In 1966 congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which established an official start and end date for daylight saving time. [27] Daylight saving time, or “summer time,” was used during World War I to help preserve fuel, and again during World War II for the same reason. [27] No, daylight saving time is a state issue rather than a national issue. [26] In a press release last week, Senator Rusty Glover (R-Semmes) announced that he plans on introducing a bill in the 2015 session of the Alabama Legislature that would keep Alabama on Central Standard Time year-round instead of observing daylight saving time. [27] I was, of course, experiencing the effect of daylight saving time. [27] The short answer is that the European Union has recommended scrapping daylight saving time and instead move to European summertime all the time (that?s GMT+2). [26] He?s not the only one who thinks it might be time to say farewell to daylight saving time. [27] No daylight saving would mean there is no longer CEST (Central European Summer Time) and CET. DST means there are two time zones per country rather than one. [26]

All the Central American states do not observe daylight saving. [19] Federal law currently allows states to opt out of daylight saving time and stay in standard time, but does not allow year-round daylight saving time, which would technically move the state into another time zone. [24] Since 1996, Mexico has been adjusting its clocks in the spring and autumn to account for Daylight Saving Time (DST). [30]

On September 30, 2018 at 2 in the morning the clocks are changed back from Daylight Savings Time to Winter Time in New Zealand. [31] Daylight savings time is valid until autumn in New Zealand. [31] Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 4 November 2018 02:00 local time. [32] The proposal to end daylight savings has raised fears the island of Ireland could end up with two time zones if the British government continues the biannual clock change once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in March 2019. [33] Actual current time in Lord Howe Island, Australia, DST, Daylight Savings Time conversion dates 2018, GMT offset, fall time change 2018 Lord Howe Island clock. [34] The British government said it has “no plans to change daylight saving time”, meaning that for six months of every year, Ireland and Northern Ireland would be an hour apart. [35] Daylight Saving Time is now in use in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over a billion people every year. [36] What is current time in Lord Howe Island, Australia? Check Lord Howe Island actual time, DST, GMT offset, daylight saving time 2018. [34] Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 11 March 2018 02:00 local time. [32] Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward 1 hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. [36] If your country uses Daylight Saving Time (DST), you have to change your clocks twice a year. [36]

Edit According to a reply, the planned change is to no longer make daylight saving mandatory on the same weekend, so countries can apparently decide to keep it or not on their own. [26]

In most states in the USA and in most provinces in Canada, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is observed. [32] Eastern Daylight Saving Time is only in use between March and November, when Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules are applied. [32] Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. [36]

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, whose department is responsible for informing the general public of winter and summertime changes, said last month he had an open mind on the debate on whether or not to continue daylight savings. [33] In 2017, former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald said the discussion around daylight savings was being kept under review but that any trial changes should be co-ordinated as a “joint venture” with the United Kingdom. [33]


Starting in 2007, DST begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March, when people move their clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (so at 2 a.m. on that day, the clocks will then read 3 a.m. local daylight time). [2] Clocks in the observing areas spring forward an hour at 2 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in October and push back an hour at 3 a.m. local daylight time on the first Sunday in April. [2] An agrarian society’s daily routines for work and personal conduct are more likely governed by the length of daylight hours 7 8 and by solar time, which change seasonally because of the Earth’s axial tilt. [3] “Daylight time and energy: evidence from an Australian experiment”. [3] American English replaces standard with daylight : for example, Pacific Standard Time ( PST ) becomes Pacific Daylight Time ( PDT ). [3]

“Energy savings from advancing the Indian Standard Time by half an hour” (PDF). [3] “Energy savings potential of the Summer Time concept in different regions of Japan from the perspective of household lighting”. [3] Now under a European Community directive summer time begins annually on the last Sunday in March, which may be Easter Sunday (as in 2016). 38 The U.S. was more typical: Congress repealed DST after 1919. [3] Central European Time is usually six hours behind North American Eastern Time, except for a few weeks in March and October/November, while the United Kingdom and mainland Chile could be five hours apart during the northern summer, three hours during the southern summer, and four hours a few weeks per year. [3] The EU is recommending that its member states stay on ” summer time” throughout the year, but the move will need approval from national governments and the European parliament to become law. [1]

If changing the clocks twice-yearly gets on your nerves and you live in a European Union country, you’ll be glad to learn that the EU is to stop the practice of adjusting the time by an hour in spring and autumn. [1] In 1810, the Spanish National Assembly, Cortes of Ciz, issued a regulation that moved the sitting of certain meeting times forward by one hour from 1 May to 30 September in recognition of seasonal changes but did not actually change the clocks. [3] The name of local time typically changes when DST is observed. [3] The change will happen to those living across the country 2 a.m. local time the first Sunday of November, according to the National Institutes of Standard and Technology (NIST). [4]

Every day, Californians would have to remind people across the country what time it is, as other states continue to fall back and spring forward. [8] “At what time should clocks go forward or back for summer time (FAQ – Time)”. [3] The United Kingdom moved their clocks forward on March 26, 2017, and back again to standard time on Oct. 29, 2017, according to the U.K. government. [2]

“This makes Alaska less affected by savings from daylight-saving time. [3] The dates on which clocks are to be shifted also vary with location and year, consequently, the time differences between regions also vary throughout the year. [3] The majority of those surveyed showed preference for sticking to summer time all year round (what a dream). [7] If the lawmakers and member states agree, the EU members could decide to keep the EU in summer time or winter time, according to the WSJ. [2] EU Member states have until April 2019 to decide whether they want to individually want to remain on “summer time” or “winter time.” [1]

The time at which summer time begins and ends is given in the relevant EU Directive and UK Statutory Instrument as 1am. [3] The time of day that individuals begin and end work or school, and the coordination of mass transit, for example, usually remain constant year-round. [3]

DST inherits and can magnify the disadvantages of standard time. [3] The EU asked residents to respond to an online form, which found that millions overwhelmingly were in favor of abolishing DST, The New York Times reported. [6] The proposal attracted many supporters, including Arthur Balfour, Churchill, David Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald, Edward VII (who used half-hour DST at Sandringham or ” Sandringham time “), the managing director of Harrods, and the manager of the National Bank. [3] Advocates cite the same advantages as normal DST without the problems associated with the twice yearly time shifts. [3] DST is generally not observed near the equator, where sunrise times do not vary enough to justify it. [3] In a Canadian location observing DST, a single Vista setting supports both 1987-2006 and post-2006 time stamps, but mishandles some older time stamps. [3]

Microsoft Windows keeps the system real-time clock in local time. [3] “Think of the cows: clocks go forward for the last time in Russia”. [3] The time at which clocks are to be shifted differs across jurisdictions. [3]

Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s. [3] DST’s potential to save energy comes primarily from its effects on residential lighting, which consumes about 3.5% of electricity in the United States and Canada. 81 (For comparison, air conditioning uses 16.5% of energy in the United States. 82 ) Delaying the nominal time of sunset and sunrise reduces the use of artificial light in the evening and increases it in the morning. [3] “It’s people wanting to take advantage of that light time in the evening.” [2]

A ready clue is if the time stamps differ by precisely 1 hour. [3] For a midnight shift in spring, a digital display of local time would appear to jump from 11:59:59.9 to 01:00:00.0. [3] The FAT filesystem commonly used on removable devices stores only the local time. [3] When a file is copied from the hard disk onto separate media, its time will be set to the current local time. [3]

“You cannot change system time if RealTimeIsUniversal registry entry is enabled in Windows”. [3] Because it revolves around this axis at an angle, different parts of our planet experience the sun’s direct rays at different times of the year, leading to the seasons. [2] As such, the country will remain in “winter time” forever, or until another law is passed. [2] Because of our high latitudinal location, the extremities in times for sunrise and sunset are more exaggerated for Alaska than anywhere else in the country,” Lancaster said. [3]

TZ’EST5EDT,M3.2.0/02:00,M11.1.0/02:00′ specifies time for the eastern United States starting in 2007. [3] Unix -based computer systems use the UTC-based Unix time internally. [3] At the time, Franklin was ambassador to Paris and so wrote a witty letter to the Journal of Paris in 1784, rejoicing over his “discovery” that the sun provides light as soon as it rises. [2] That is saying nothing of the time the Legislature would spend debating this issue, as Chu works to get the two-thirds vote on a bill to set all of this into motion. [8] Internal time is stored in timezone-independent epoch time ; the TZ is used by each of potentially many simultaneous users and processes to independently localize time display. [3] The NTFS file system used by recent versions of Windows stores the file with a UTC time stamp, but displays it corrected to local–or seasonal–time. [3]

Many different places adopted it for periods of time during the following decades and it became common during World War II. [3]

Opponents argue that actual energy savings are inconclusive, 74 that DST increases health risks such as heart attack, 74 that DST can disrupt morning activities, and that the act of changing clocks twice a year is economically and socially disruptive and cancels out any benefit. [3]

The savings in electricity may also be offset by extra use of other types of energy, such as heating fuel. [3] “In the vast scheme of things, the energy saving is not the big driver,” he said. [2]

By moving clocks forward, people could take advantage of the extra evening daylight rather than wasting energy on lighting. [2] North and south of the tropics daylight lasts longer in summer and shorter in winter, with the effect becoming greater the further one moves away from the tropics. [3] The daylight will dwindle over the next two months as winter approaches, with the earliest sunsets of 2017 coming in early December. [5]

People must remember to change their clocks; this can be time-consuming, particularly for mechanical clocks that cannot be moved backward safely. 136 People who work across time zone boundaries need to keep track of multiple DST rules, as not all locations observe DST or observe it the same way. [3] Consumers must update devices such as programmable thermostats with the correct DST rules or manually adjust the devices’ clocks. 6 A common strategy to resolve these problems in computer systems is to express time using the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) rather than the local time zone. [3] In the United Kingdom, the standard term for UK time when advanced by one hour is British Summer Time (BST), and British English typically inserts summer into other time zone names, e.g. Central European Time ( CET ) becomes Central European Summer Time ( CEST ). [3]

In order to allow Florida’s year-round DST, however, the U.S. Congress would have to amend the Uniform Time Act (15 U.S.C. s. 260a) to authorize states this allowance, according to The New York Times. [2] This year, Florida’s Senate and House passed legislation called the Sunshine Protection Act ( a PDF of the legislation ) that would ask the U.S. Congress to exempt the state from the federal 1966 Uniform Time Act. [2]

Arizona and Hawaii are two states that stopped observing DST. Arizona did away with the practice in 1968, while Hawaii abandoned the Uniform Time Act in 1967, TIME reported. [6] Before the Uniform Time Act was passed in the United States, there was a period in which anyplace could or could not observe DST, leading to chaos. [2]

When DST ends, clocks are set back (as if to repeat one hour) during the very early morning. [3] Groups that tend to support DST are urban workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tourism operators, and others who benefit from having more hours of light after the end of a typical workday in the warmer months. [3]

The permanent summer is coming to an end, however, as now Russian president Vladimir Putin abolished DST in 2014, according to BBC News. [2]

Even the European Union may propose an end to clock changes, as a recent poll found that 84 percent of 4.6 million people surveyed said they wanted to nix them, the Wall Street Journal reported. [2]

Coordinating deadlines and conference calls with people in other states would be a hassle, especially for corporations with operations in multiple time zones. [8] If the Prop gets approved, that would mean the Legislature can act to eliminate the time changes, possibly leading to year-round DST, according to Land Line magazine. [2] “For some who have a strong internal clock with very constant bedtimes and awakening times, even a one-hour time change can cause them to have sleep issues for weeks,” Kushida said. [6] The time change was first instituted in the United States during World War I, and then reinstituted again during World War II, as a part of the war effort. [2]

Other states have also proposed exemptions from the federal time act. [2] Even if UTC is used internally, the systems still require external leap second updates and time zone information to correctly calculate local time as needed. [3] The fact that the time changes at 2 a.m. at least in the U.S., may have to do with practicality. [2] In 1966, to tame such “Wild West” mayhem, Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act. [2]

When local standard time was about to reach Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned forward 1 hour to Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1:00:00 am local daylight time instead. [37] When local daylight time was about to reach Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned backward 1 hour to Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:00:00 pm local standard time instead. [37]

During World War II clocks were kept continuously advanced by an hour in some countries–e.g., in the United States from February 9, 1942, to September 30, 1945; and England used “double summer time” during part of the year, advancing clocks two hours from Standard Time during the summer and one hour during the winter months. [9] Winter Time or Standard local time UTC/ GMT, is the one used the rest of the year, when there is no DST summer time. [14]

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will scrap the twice-yearly seasonal clock change across the bloc from October 2019, leaving member states to decide by April whether they will stick permanently to summer or winter time, the European Commission said on Friday. [38]

The added daylight also meant more exposure to vitamin D and the added time for people to exercise outdoors. [11] During World War I, daylight-saving time was adopted in various countries; clocks were advanced one hour to save fuel by reducing the need for artificial light in evening hours. [9] In 1909 the British House of Commons rejected a bill to advance the clock by one hour in the spring and return to Greenwich Mean Time in the autumn. [9]

Juncker has said that the proposed change would be implemented on Sunday, March 31, 2019, as the last mandatory change to summer time. [12] Member states will have until April to decide whether they want to stick with permanent summer or winter time, the European Commission revealed Friday. [15] Portugal, Cyprus and Poland look to be favouring summer time, while Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands are steering towards winter time. [15]

The state isn?t exactly desperate for extra sunlight, so every spring they skip they time jump. [13] Clock, mechanical or electrical device other than a watch for displaying time. [9] A clock is a machine in which a device that performs regular movements in equal intervals of time is linked to a counting mechanism that records the number of movements. [9]

“How many times have you gotten home from work in the winter time and you’d like to throw the football, dip a line in, or go out to dinner with your spouse? This will give people the opportunity to have more quality time when its nicest in Florida.” [11] People forget about us not changing so they call at ridiculous times,” says Anita Atwell Seate, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona in Tucson. [11] In one prophetic passage, he pitched the idea as a money-saver (though at the time people would have been conserving candle wax rather than electricity). [13] “Once upon a time, people identified the god Neptune as the source of storms at sea. [13]

If it passes, Florida will join Hawaii and most of Arizona in being exempt from the rest of the nation’s standard time. [11] Event Time Announcer/Fixed Time – Show local times worldwide for your event. [22] “This is the first great step to putting more sunshine in our lives,” Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen told the Tampa Bay Times. [11] The Commission also says seasonal time switches are outdated, implemented during World War One and Two and the 1970s oil crisis to save energy. [38]

Others argue that making the switch to give extra morning daylight in winter and evening light in summer can help reduce traffic accidents and save energy. [38] This is done to allow for more hours of daylight thus more overall productivity and some claim it saves energy by populations using less light but others disagree. [10] The extra hour of daylight means fewer people are home to watch TV. Viewership ratings traditionally plunge each spring. [11] That extra hour of daylight is only beneficial when people are willing to go outside to enjoy it. [13] Until recently, losing an hour of daylight in the fall presented a problem for the candy industry. [13]

He reasoned that springing the clocks forward would allow more daylight for bug collecting–along with other evening activities. [13]

Despite having been one of the main drivers of the current arrangements, evidence suggests that today overall energy savings from changing the clocks are limited [12] “Newer studies confirm that the energy savings are nowadays marginal,” Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said. [38] “We are clearly heading toward smart cities, smart buildings and smart solutions which will bring much more savings than changes of the clock.” [38]

The time with the symbol, as well as the winter symbol, corresponds to the local time or standard UTC/GMT time zone, with the difference that the time zone does not change throughout the year. [14] Example 3 Symbols are used to indicate the time zones: Summer, Standard or Winter, and No dst. [14] If the clock shows the symbol it corresponds just with the standard time zone of the locality UTC/GMT, or the winter time. [14]

It wasn?t until 1918 that the time change spread to the U.S. A year after entering the war, America began practicing DST as an electricity-saving measure. [13] DST also represents a threat to health reflected in increased road accidents during time changes and lack of energy. [12]

The hours +1h. +2h. etc. o -1h. -2h. etc. which appear to the right side of to the Locality, inticate the Current Time Zone of the Locality just at the time of consultation. [14] Data for the years before 1970 is not available for Post Kand?, however, we have earlier time zone history for Tehran available. [37]

The president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, proposed at the EU Parliament on Wednesday, September 12, that the continental organization end the seasonal clock change, which Morocco also uses, in 2019. [12] “There will be no more seasonal clock changes as of the end of October 2019,” Commissioner Violeta Bulc told a news conference on Friday, acknowledging that this relied on others following the Commission’s “ambitious” schedule. [38]

The European Parliament and the 28 national governments will need to find common positions by the end of the year, the Commission said. [38]

The time change is delayed until most people (hopefully) aren?t awake to notice it. [13]

European countries observe the European Summer Time (EST) which is a Europe?s version of the DST. The practice is maintained in all European states excluding Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Iceland. [19] “Let’s keep Pacific Daylight Time, please,” Maureen Buscher-Dang wrote. [21] “Why do we change the clocks to make it stay light later when it’s already doing that? I think we should have Standard Time year-round. [21] That’s why California Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose, who abhors the disruption of the twice yearly time switch, originally proposed keeping standard time all year in the state. [17] California isn’t the only state where that twice-yearly seasonal time shift is coming into question. [17]

Canada also observes DST at the same time as the United States. [19] The length of the day and night in the equator barely varies regardless of the season but in other parts of the world, the change in season affects the length of the day and night time. [19] Of course, the change in time will completely disrupt our lives, schedules and body chemistry. [20]

Run out of Every-Day Edit activities for the month of September? Check out our Xtra activities for any time of year. [23]

The primary aim of the practice is to make use of more daylight in the summer. [19] His office is pushing the nationwide bill, said spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas, because Florida “is already on two different time zones” and “it’s a little more complicated” to just change the time scheme in one state. [17] It’s unlikely the state would shift from the Eastern to the Atlantic Time Zone anytime soon if at all. [17] The Canadian province of Saskatchewan does not observe DST because it maintains the Central Time Zone meaning that DST is present all year round. [19] Belarus ended DST in its time zone in 2010 and Georgia in 2005. [19]

Interstate travel also could be more confusing workers who commute across state lines could be leaving home in a different time zone than their office. [17] Florida already wrestles with that problem it’s among 13 states that straddle more than one time zone, with most of the state on Eastern time and the western panhandle on Central time. [17]

The government of Hungary considered abolishing EST in 2017 by moving the country to the to the UTC+2 time zone, but the plan was not effected because only the European Union can carry out such a move. [19]

“Last month’s NatGeo issue on sleep pointed out the time changes do mess people up for a week or two. [21]

In the U.S., DST begins on the second Sunday of March and ends in the first Sunday of November. [19]

All clocks move forward one hour at the same time, even though there are several different timezones across the EU, the change is completely coordinated at 01:00 UTC. Other states in Europe already dumped DST, including Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Iceland. [26] EU member states will change clocks for one more time to summer time in the last Sunday of March 2019. [39] If Brexit goes ahead the UK will have left the EU by the time this change occurs, and might decide to keep DST, although this would mean different times on either side of the Irish border for 6 months a year. [26]

I guess that sounded too cheesy and casual for somebody in Redmond, because a few versions of Windows went out with something called “British Daylight Time”, which. doesn’t exist. [26] Mexico’s mainland clock-time change dates are not usually synchronized with U.S. or European clock-time change dates, so if you’re traveling or scheduling appointments between Mexico, the U.S. and Europe this spring and autumn, do make a note to double-check your times, especially as flights and other public transportation systems always operate their schedules using local time. [30] Any EU binding can be vetoed by any member state and probably will be by one of the northern states because incidentally Britain also considered moving to European time, all the time but this idea was rejected on the grounds that it would effect parts of Scotland too severely during winter time where it only starts getting light at 8 am. [26] Depending on the EU member states decisions, citizens with contacts outside their own countries will do need quite some time to adjust themselves with the new clock conditions. [39]

“Sleep deprivation, the body?s circadian clock and immune responses all can come into play when considering reasons that changing the time by an hour can be detrimental to someone?s health.” [27] Jones responded, “It may be, but I don’t think that that’s the be all to end all, because I’m the one who spent all the time and hours, literally hundreds of hours, going through his record, looking at all of this.” [27] Spain is considerably outside of the natural timezone for is geographic centre, maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad thing if they did end up an hour earlier than France and Germany, on the same time as Portugal. [26] It’s not so much that Datetime is hard (though it is, we keep time in a very weird way) it’s that you end up with the XKCD problem — everyone wants to solve to a standard because there are n standards no one can agree on, so you end up with n+1 standards no one can agree on. [26]

Most people surveyed want to get rid of winter / summer time, it?s outdated and only had benefit for agriculture. [26] It should be notice that winter time is time by default and the summer time is the little extra light during summer. [39] Yes but each country will get to decide if they want to stay on winter or summer time. [26] Where I live (the Netherlands), we are in permanent summer time already during the winter (geographically, we are in UTC/GMT+0). [26] No. If it is permanent winter or summer time is not yet decided. [26] That’s my case for dst and winter time in U.S., and maybe Canada. [26] It’s start/stop utc DST transition times, but there is some goofy stuff in the early dates. [29] All I need to do is turn off DST on any system where system time is crucial for things like log files and kerberos. [26] Not to mention if you have multiple sites across the world that are changing for DST at different times (so even if they are consistent, they’re inconsistently consistent). [26]

Probably the number one topic for Amendment 50 is can the states agree on the allocation percentage for each state and vote that forward so that everything will be done in time for the 2020 season. [27] For events like New Years Eve, that means most Floridians would watch the ball drop in New York’s Times Square at the much-less-special time of 1 a.m. It also means “all kinds of havoc” on airplane flight schedules, as Sen. Bill Nelson said in March. [24] Trumbull supported the bill when it was voted on, saying it gives people more time to be outdoors after work in the winter and it’s better for tourism, when tourists have more light in the evening to be out shopping or out at the beach. [24] With permanent winter time, it would ALREADY be too dark for e.g. football practice without flood lights after school. [26] I’m hoping for Summer time, having light late at night is awesome, and I don’t care for mornings anyway. [26] “They want the summer time for all seasons and so will happen,” President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker revealed last month. [39]

Nice, keeping only Spring and Fall my favorite times of year. [26] It’s a minor headache this time of year having to deal with Arizona at work, because they’re considered Pacific Time rather than Mountain Time, and then they switch back. [26] To be honest, it would make it easier for a few weeks a year where Europe has changed time but the U.S. hasn’t. [26]

Programs that do time on their own will require an update, if the change pulls through. [26] Those members that will decide to keep the winter time, will be able to do so in the last Sunday of October 2019. [39] Now we have roughly 50-50 or 60-40 arguing about wether we should pick winter time or sumer time. [26]

I would think almost all modern software uses system calls to get the current UTC and corrected local time. [26] When I was just storing time-stamps, I’d use UCT and if necessary convert it to local time via the OS to display to user. [26]

Couple that with having times in local “Timezones” — that aren’t really timezones but the 17th/18th/19th century versions of those — 12 noon in Tehran is in the 1700s is not always the same time of day. [26] Or they have updated the time but need all of their appointments etc. made in their local time. [26]

I mean, god forbid we elect people based on important issues, no I think time keeping is much more important to talk about than domestic surveillance or rampant poverty. [26] I have been through the wilderness of calendars and dates and so on in a number of systems I’ve worked on, the one thing I’ve learned in that time is that, whenever you have n developers working on a project, you will inevitably have (n+k)! types of datetime management, where k is a constant no less than 2 (empirically). [26] Reducing the time of day when society happens, that’s the problem. [26]

It’s like how summer holidays were so children could help with the harvest, now it’s mostly for cost savings that DST doesn’t really give us. [26] “We are clearly heading towards smart cities, smart buildings and smart solutions which will bring much more savings than changes of the clock.” [39]

Supporters say making the switch to give extra morning daylight in winter and evening light in summer can help reduce traffic accidents and save energy. [39] We’ve progressed into a 24/7 society that is no longer as wedded to the daylight hours as we used to be. [26] Give me more daylight or give me nothing! I really just hate the back and forth to it all. [26]

DST in mainland Mexico ( except the states of Sonora and Quintana Roo) and Baja California Sur will end on Sunday October 28th 2018, when the clocks will be moved back again by one hour at 2 a.m. [30] Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (which is the policy-making body of the EU, similar the White House I guess) has proposed to end DST EU-wide as soon as next year. [26] Clock Change will end in Europe in October 2019, the European Commission announced on Friday. [39] “There will be no more seasonal clock changes as of the end of October 2019,” EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulk told a news conference on Friday. [39]

The European Parliament and the 28 national governments will need to find common positions by the end of 2018, the Commission said and added it will leave EU countries to take decisions where they are best placed to do so. [39]

Those devices that actually does support DST usually does so by letting the admin set a fixed start date and end date, which causes problems since the start and end dates aren’t fixed. [26]

Any software that had to deal with displaying data in local time has to handle DST, not because of most of the year, but because of the time change itself. [26] The resulting EU decision however is binding, so member states can not decide to just continue with the summer time change. [26] Ah interesting, I always assumed they didn’t want to switch the time zone and just want to scrap summer time in favor of standard time. [26] Time zones are arbitrary, but numbering of hours misaimed at having noon be the midpoint of the day. [26] It becomes a national issue when various states are in different time zones and there’s no consistency, potentially forcing the federal government’s hand to ensure uniformity in timekeeping in order to facilitate business. [26] All member states can choose which time zone they like the most, so for example Germany and Spain will not be forced to pick the same time zone, but each state has to stick to their decision, they won’t be allowed to switch every half year. [26] While (thankfully) nobody in my shop ever hand-rolled any time zone parsing / application logic, we do use open source libraries like Arrow and Moment to apply zone shifts based on user inputs and specific use cases. [26] We have whole workflows built around including time zone as an input to shift data sets that are otherwise UTC-based. [26]

Two countries that are in the same time zone might potentially not be anymore. [26] Probably, but it can be also read that the whole EU area will have a single time zone, which is not the case. [26]

Seasonal time changes are outdated and were implemented during the WWII and in the 1970’s oil crisis to save energy, the Commission said. [39]

DST normally adds 1 hour to standard time with the purpose of making better use of daylight and conserving energy. [36]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(39 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (84) Daylight saving time – Wikipedia

2. (56) What?s going on with the EU and time zones? : OutOfTheLoop

3. (49) Daylight Saving Time 2018: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How

4. (24) Daylight Saving Time all year? California isn’t the only state considering it

5. (23) Do we still need daylight saving time? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

6. (18) 10 Fascinating Facts About Daylight Saving Time | Mental Floss

7. (16) What Countries Do Daylight Savings? – WorldAtlas.com

8. (12) (Vote) Should Alabama get rid of daylight saving time? – Yellowhammer News | Yellowhammer News

9. (11) ROBERT PRICE: Yes, we all hate daylight saving time, but Proposition 7 isn’t the answer | Robert Price | bakersfield.com

10. (11) Clocks change ends in October 2019, up to EU members to decide summer or.

11. (11) Daylight Saving Time | Britannica.com

12. (8) EU Commission Could End Daylight Saving Time in 2019

13. (8) No on Prop. 7: Lost sleep is no reason to end daylight saving time | The Sacramento Bee

14. (7) Daylight Savings Time Hungary, Europe DST – Time Zone, Time Change 2018

15. (7) Florida OK’d year-round Daylight Savings Time; so why will clocks there still need to fall back? – News – The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus, OH

16. (7) EU seeks to scrap seasonal clock changes in 2019 | Reuters

17. (7) When Does Daylight Saving Time End? 2018 Fall Back Date Arrives In November

18. (7) Should Daylight Saving Time Be Year-Round?

19. (6) The EU has decided to stop the practice of daylight savings time

20. (5) Time changes in Summer and Winter – When the time changes in Cyprus and why?

21. (5) Daylight Saving 2018: When Do The Clocks Go Back? | New York City, NY Patch

22. (5) The European Union Wants to Put an End to Daylight Saving Time

23. (4) The time has come to end daylight saving time in B.C., officials say – KamloopsMatters.com

24. (4) Daylight Saving Time: Five Resources for the Classroom | Education World

25. (4) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) = GMT-4 (USA + Canada) | GreenwichMeanTime.com

26. (3) EU to stop daylight saving in 2019 | LinkedIn

27. (3) Mexico Clock-Time Changes: Spring Autumn 2018 Mexperience

28. (3) Irish public to be consulted on proposed clock changes

29. (3) Daylight Saving Time Changes 2018 in Post Kand?, Iran

30. (2) Daylight Saving Time 2018 – Calendar Date

31. (2) When Does the Time Change This Fall?

32. (2) Time Zone & Clock Changes in New York, New York, USA

33. (2) python – Flag Daylight Saving Time (DST) Hours in Pandas Date-Time Column – Stack Overflow

34. (2) Time Change 2018 in New Zealand: Daylight Savings & Winter Time

35. (2) Current time in Lord Howe Island, Australia – daylight savings time 2018 dates, Lord Howe Island clock ?.

36. (1) Daylight savings time ends — Seattle Unity Church

37. (1) The Official NIST US Time:

38. (1) Daylight Saving Time Changes — DST/Summer Time

39. (1) Europe pleads for cooperation to avoid time zone chaos | South China Morning Post