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Archive for March 2nd, 2015

Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2015, 2:00 AM, March 9th.

That means Spring Forward ( lose one hour) already.

Via It Is What It Is

Daylight saving time (DST)—also summer time in British English— is the practice of advancing clocks during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson  and it was first implemented by Germany and Austria-Hungary starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then. Much of the United States used DST in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and DST use expanded after the 1970’s energy crisis. It has been widely used in North America and Europe since then.

So thank you National Geographic for putting it out there.  First, the premise put forward in 1917 that DST would energy has little relevance 100 years later.

Daylight saving time Wiki

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