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  About Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time (or summertime as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer.
During Daylight Saving Time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning, when people are usually asleep anyway, and sets one hour later in the evening, seeming to stretch the day longer.
The reason DST works is because its saves energy due to less artificial light needed during the evening hours—clocks are set one hour ahead during the spring, and one hour back to standard time in the autumn.
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  Daylight saving time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time and sometimes referred to as daylight savings time, is a widely used system of adjusting the official local time forward, usually by one hour from its official standard time, for the summer months.
DST is particularly unpopular among people working in agriculture because they must rise with the sun regardless of what the clock says, and thus the people are placed out of synchronization with the rest of the community, including school times, broadcast schedules, and the like.
In the USSR daylight saving time was introduced on April 1, 1981 by a decision of the Council of Ministers of the USSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Daylight_saving_time   (6574 words)

  
 Daylight Saving - MSN Encarta
Daylight saving is not observed in Hawaii, Arizona, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Saskatchewan.
The idea of daylight saving was mentioned in a whimsical essay in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin; it was first advocated seriously by a British builder, William Willett, in the pamphlet Waste of Daylight (1907).
Daylight saving has been used in the United States and in many European countries since World War I, when the system was adopted in order to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power.
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 Daylight saving time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Daylight saving time was reinstated in the United States on February 9 1942 again as a wartime measure to resources this time in order to fight World War II This remained in effect until the began winding down and the requirement was on September 30 1945.
DST is particularly unpopular among people working agriculture because the animals do not observe and thus the people are placed out synchronization with the rest of the community school times broadcast schedules and the like.
DST is a long-standing controversy in Indiana not only as an agricultural state also because the meridian separating the eastern central time zones divides the state.
www.freeglossary.com /Day_Light_Saving_Time   (1357 words)

  
 European Summer Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
European Summer Time is the daylight saving time practiced in Europe, the period during which clocks are advanced by one hour in relation to the official time observed during the rest of the year.
In the United Kingdom standard time is (GMT/UTC) and the clocks are moved forward one hour for summer.
But in Republic of Ireland (according to the Standard Time Act 1968) standard time is CET (UTC+1) and the clocks are turned back for winter time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Summer_Time   (396 words)

  
 Saving Time, Saving Energy
Daylight Saving Time -- for the U.S. and its territories -- is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and by most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona).
So, Daylight Saving Time saves energy for lighting in all seasons of the year except for the four darkest months of the year (November, December, January and February) when the afternoon advantage is offset by the need for lighting because of late sunrise.
Time zones were first used by the railroads in 1883 to standardize their schedules.
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 Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time, also called “summer time,” is the practice of advancing clocks forward by one hour in the spring to gain additional daylight during the early evening.
Starting in 2007, DST will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding a month to daylight saving time.
Daylight Saving Time - Starting in 2007, "daylight time" will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to the current daylight saving time (the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October).
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 End Daylight Saving Time
The purpose of this complaint is to challenge the observation of Daylight Saving Time in Southern Indiana as illegal, and compel the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to enforce the law.
Daylight Saving Time, as is well known, is a federal statute requiring people to set their clocks one hour ahead between the first Saturday in April and the last Saturday in October.
The time change extends to the hours of both State and Federal courthouses in these counties, which operate on Daylight Saving Time during spring, summer, and fall, and puts them out of step with the rest of Indiana in the counties that observe Daylight Saving Time.
www.standardtime.com /news.html   (1744 words)

  
 daylight saving time
Daylight saving time can also be a means of conserving electrical and other forms of energy.
National year-round daylight saving time was adopted as a fuel-saving measure during the energy crisis of the winter of 1973–74.
In 1987 federal legislation fixed the period of daylight saving time in the United States as the first Sunday (previously the last Sunday) in April to the last Sunday in October; it was expanded in 2005 (effective 2007) to extend from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
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 Daylight Saving Time
It placed the country on Daylight Saving Time for the remainder of WW I, and was observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919.
The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established a system of uniform (within each time zone) Daylight Saving Time throughout the U.S. and its possessions, exempting only those states in which the legislatures voted to keep the entire state on standard time.
In 1972, Congress revised the law to provide that, if a State was in two or more time zones, the State could exempt the part of the State that was in one time zone while providing that the part of the State in a different time zone would observe Daylight Saving Time.
www.irish-cream.com /DST.html   (526 words)

  
 What Time is it in Indiana?
Under the US Uniform Time Act of 1966, the Department of Transportation is in charge of time zones in the United States and ensuring that jurisdictions observing daylight saving time begin and end on the same date.
Currently, 82 Indiana counties are in the Eastern time zone, and 10 counties in northwestern and southwestern Indiana are in the Central time zone.
10 counties in northwestern and southwestern Indiana are in the Central time zone and observe daylight time.
www.mccsc.edu /time.html   (3848 words)

  
 NIST Time and Frequency FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
DST is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the state of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe DST).
Daylight Saving Time and time zones are regulated by the U. Department of Transportation, and not by NIST.
The need for time zones was first recognized by the railroads when they made it possible to transport goods and travelers across the country faster than ever before.
tf.nist.gov /general/history.htm   (561 words)

  
 Daylight Saving Time - Saving Time, Saving Energy
Daylight Saving Time - for the U.S. and its territories - is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and by most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona).
So, Daylight Saving Time saves energy for lighting in all seasons of the year except for the four darkest months of the year (November, December, January and February) when the afternoon advantage is offset by the need for lighting because of late sunrise.
Time zones were first used by the railroads in 1883 to standardize their schedules.
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 When is Daylight Saving Time worldwide?
Despite efforts by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to have daylight saving introduced to cut Japan's energy consumption, opposition from farmers and the Ministry of Education (who were concerned that lighter evenings would entice school children from their homework) has continued to win the day.
From 1993-1998, the change to daylight saving time was on a Friday morning from midnight IST to 1 a.m IDT; up until 1998, the change back to standard time was on a Saturday night from midnight daylight saving time to 11 p.m.
The rest of Palestine was under Jordanian rule at that time, formally annexed in 1950 as the West Bank (and the word "Trans" was dropped from the country's previous name of "the Hashemite Kingdom of the Trans-Jordan").
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 Walk like an Egyptian: Daylight Saving Time
The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin   during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784.
Thus, Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks.
Daylight Saving Time also saves energy,about one percent each day, because less electricity is used for lighting and appliances.
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 Daylight Saving Time - Incidents and Anecdotes
Throughout its long and fascinating history, daylight saving time has had a remarkable impact on a wide variety of unexpected areas—from Middle East terrorism to feuding twin cities, voter turnout to time-change riots, radio stations to trick-or-treaters, and opera performances to manslaughter charges.
When drafted, he argued that standard time, not DST, was the official time for recording births in his state of Delaware in the year of his birth.
Daylight Saving Time can affect the bottom line of these daytime-only radio stations: during parts of the year it can cause the stations to lose their most profitable time of day—the morning drive time.
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 Daylight Saving Time - When do we change our clocks?
During DST, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November.
Saving is used in the same way as saving a ball game, rather than as a savings account.
www.webexhibits.org /daylightsaving/b.html   (697 words)

  
 Daylight Saving Time / War Time FAQ
Either you need to check the daylight savings time box to produce a correct result, or you have never seen your relocated chart.
DST was consistently applied throughout the US and all US territories from 1942 till Sept 1945.
DST was observed between Feb 9 and Sept 30 during those years.
starwise.com /Daylight_saving_time_FAQ.html   (270 words)

  
 Daylight Saving Time Quiz
DST starting and ending dates are fairly similar for most countries of the world.
This law mandated Daylight Saving Time to begin on the last Sunday of April and to end on the last Sunday of October.
DST enables people to drive home and to shopping places during daylight hours (also avoiding human predators in the dark) and DST saves energy in the evenings.
www.russelltexas.com /Newspaper/perspectiveApril72002.htm   (980 words)

  
 Daylight Saving Time - When do we change our clocks?
During DST, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
Saving is used in the same way as saving a ball game, rather than as a savings account.
For the U.S. and its territories, Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona
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 Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center
DST will start on March 11, 2007, which is three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, which is one week later than usual (more details on the new DST start and end times can be found here).
This results in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than in previous years.
Observance of DST, and “Summer Time” in much of Europe, is often different around the world; many areas, countries and territories shift their clocks at different times throughout the year.
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 History & info - Daylight Saving Time, early adoption, U.S. law
Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m.
Daylight Saving Time became a local option, and was continued in a few states, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and in some cities, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
In 1972, Congress revised the law to provide that, if a state was in two or more time zones, the state could exempt the part of the state that was in one time zone while providing that the part of the state in a different time zone would observe Daylight Saving Time.
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 Daylight Saving Time
Not only is the state split between two time zones, but until recently, only some parts of the state observed daylight saving time while the majority did not.
But the counties in the northwest corner of the state (near Chicago) and the southwestern tip (near Evansville), which are in the Central Time Zone, used both standard and daylight time.
The battle between the old system and DST was contentious and hard-won—bills proposing DST had failed more than two dozen times until finally squeaking through the state legislature in April 2005.
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 Mr. Dowling's Daylight Saving Time Page
He wanted to take advantage of the additional daylight time in the summer when many people were sleeping.
Hawaii is closer to the equator than the other states, and since the amount of daylight does not vary as much, the state did not feel it was necessary to set back the clock.
Daylight Saving Time lasts from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October in the United States, but in 2007 the period will last longer.
www.mrdowling.com /601-daylight.html   (169 words)

  
 Saving the Daylight - David Prerau: Daylight Saving Time
DST in Parliament: William Willett first proposed his idea in the British Parliament as the Daylight Saving Bill of 1908, and he fought for years to introduce the concept in Britain.
Willett was relentless in his pursuit of daylight saving time (later called summer time), but repeated attempts to pass a bill in Parliament all failed.
Harmonization with Europe’s time was proposed by having summer time in the winter and double summer time in the summer, sometimes called Single/Double Summer Time.
www.savingthedaylight.com /dst   (1424 words)

  
 Daylight-savings time
Five counties in northwestern Indiana, however, are in the Central Time Zone and switch to Central Daylight Time in summer.
Time zone: any of 24 geographic areas into which the earth is divided for the purpose of maintaining a standard time system.
Clocks within a given time zone are set to the same time, which is generally one hour later than the zone immediately to the west.
www.courier-journal.com /foryourinfo/033103/033103.html   (2983 words)

  
 Seize the Daylight - David Prerau: Daylight Saving Time
Daylight replaced artificial lighting and saved precious fuel for the war effort.
For 2007, the DST period is from Sunday March 11 to Sunday November 4.
For 2008, the DST period is from Sunday March 9 to Sunday November 2.
www.seizethedaylight.com /dst   (1008 words)

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