Sunday, October 23, 2011

daylight savings time

  • Question:-When does Daylight Savings Time start and end in each part of the world?
    Explain it to me please! The whole scenario. Everything about it. If daylight savings time starts at 12:00 AM does 12:00 AM last for 2 hours? Do we have more daylight or more night time at which times? Which countries don't observe it and why? What is DST anyways?

    Answer:-The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Daylight Saving Time gives us the opportunity to enjoy sunny summer evenings by moving our clocks an hour forward in the spring.

    If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.

    Conservation-wise, the rationale behind the 1975 study of DST-related energy savings was that energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting homes is directly related to the times when people go to bed at night and rise in the morning. In the average home, 25 percent of electricity was used for lighting and small appliances, such as TVs and stereos. A good percentage of energy consumed by lighting and appliances occurred in the evening when families were home. By moving the clock ahead one hour, the amount of electricity consumed each day decreased.

    As far as the places that do NOT acknowledge DST, In the U.S., Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time, but the Navajo Nation (parts of which are in three states) does. However, the Hopi Reservation, which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation, doesn’t observe DST. In effect, there is a donut-shaped area of Arizona that does observe DST, but the “hole” in the center does not.
    ALSO, the Equatorial and tropical countries (lower latitudes) generally do not observe Daylight Saving Time. Since the daylight hours are similar during every season, there is no advantage to moving clocks forward during the summer. China has had a single time zone since May 1, 1980, observing summer Daylight Saving Time from 1986 through 1991; they do not observe DST now.

    Hope this helped.
  • Question:-When is the fall change from Daylight savings time to Daylight Standard Time in 2007?
    I saw a sign that talked about checking your batteries in your smoke detectors. But it didn't give the date of the conversion from daylight savings time to daylight standard time.

    When will that happen?

    Answer:-Sunday morning Nov. 4th at 2 am at your local time
    the clocks FALL BACK ONE HOUR to 1am !!

    A lot of folks will be considerably early for church that morning
  • Question:-How do i get the daylight savings time update on my cable box?
    I've been out of town for awhile and i plugged my cable box back in last night and the tv guide updated but the time hasn't been updated for daylight savings time. Will it update automatically or do i have to call comcast? There is no option to change it.

    Answer:-Your cable people have to do the update. It should be done automatically, if not, try unplugging it again and replugging and it should update. It that fails, call Comcast.
  • Question:-When does daylight savings time start?
    I need to know when daylight savings time starts in the United States 2009? Can anyone help me?

    Answer:-March 8th, 2 AM precisely.
  • Question:-How do you deal with daylight savings time and bedtime?
    My daughter (5 months) goes to bed around 7:30, but I am not sure what to do after daylight savings. Do you keep the same time (bedtime now at 8:30) or do you gradually move bedtime back up to what would have been 6:30. Can I just say I have always hated daylight savings, but now even more.

    Answer:-I would keep the same bedtime (now 8:30) as because it will be spring and summer soon and daylight will last longer. You and your family will be doing more in the evening so if babys bedtime is a little later it will be good. When it changes back in the fall the baby will once again go to bed earlier when its fall and winter and dark earlier.
  • Question:-Since it's daylight savings time, should I start taking my birth control an hour earlier?
    I usually take my birth control at 10 am. Now since it's daylight savings time, should I take it at 9? I'm very paranoid about getting pregnant so I need to make sure I take it at the same time on the dot every day. Saying an hour or so won't make a difference is not cool with me. Thanks!

    Answer:-Personally I don't think you should change your time just because of the time change. I know you don't want to hear that an hour won't make a difference but I have to say that you shouldn't worry. Once I took it a few hours late. Once you have been doing it for a few days, your body will have adjusted to it...stick with your time.
  • Question:-How does daylight savings time work?
    So. I know there's spring forward, fall back, but now in the spring after we in America have had the spring forward, are we IN daylight savings time, or did it END and we won't be on it until fall back?
    Also, when does Europe have it because my friend in Germany still hasn't had spring forward.

    Answer:-It's not called daylight savingS time - it's called daylight savING time.
    Try looking it up with a Google search - it would be much more efficient than YA!
  • Question:-Can anyone name any advantages of switching from daylight savings time bactk to standard time?
    Seems to me the switch is a nuisance that has no advantages. What's wrong with keeping the time on daylight savings like forever? So now with standard time, it gets dark earlier. Who needs or wants that?

    Answer:-It's so farmers can get more time out of the day. Early to bed early to rise
  • Question:-How do states that don't participate in daylight savings time keep track of time?
    Okay I understand that some states like Arizona and Hawaii don't participate in daylight savings time (dst) so what time do they go by? Do they just keep their clocks the same all the time. If so, what do they do about their computers and cell phones automatically changing time?

    Answer:-Arizona currently falls on Mountain Time and when we observe regular time they fall on Pacific when we observe daylight savings. The reason why they don't follow daylight savings I found out is because of the heat in the summer and an extra hour of sunlight is not needed.

    Their computers/cell phone just know from the signals they received. For example - if you ever travel into another time zone, just give your phone a few moments and it picks up the new signal. It happened to me a few times.
  • Question:-Why is the daylight savings time for this year is different than other years?
    I believe the daylight savings time for past years occured at the last week of March. So, why do they change it this year?

    Answer:-They are save energy. To put it more basically, when we go on daylight savings time earlier there are more hours of daylight throughout our day. More sunlight = less need to lights on = saving tons of energy just by moving it forward several weeks.

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