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  North American Eastern Standard Time Zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, the following states are part of the Eastern Standard Time Zone: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Additionally, the eastern half of Kentucky, the eastern quarter of Tennessee, the majority of Florida, and all of Michigan except the four Upper Peninsula counties that border Wisconsin (Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, Menominee) are part of the Eastern Standard Time Zone.
The parts of these states not in the Eastern Standard Time Zone are in the Central Standard Time Zone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Standard_Time_Zone   (298 words)

  
 Daylight saving time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The idea of daylight saving time was first put into practice by the German government during the First World War between the 30th of April, 1916 and the 1st of October, 1916.
Then on March 19, 1918 the United States Congress established several time zones (which were already in use by railroads since 1883) and made daylight saving time official (which went into effect on March 31) for the remainder of World War I. It was observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919.
North America generally follows the same procedure, going by local time in each zone, each time zone switching at 2am LST (local standard time) to 3am LDT on the first Sunday in April, and again from 2am LDT to 1am LST on the last Sunday in October.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/d/da/daylight_saving_time.html   (1109 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Time Zone
Time Zone, any of 24 geographic areas into which the earth is divided for the purpose of maintaining a standard time system (see Time).
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.
The time in any given time zone or country may shift by one hour for certain periods of the year to gain maximum daylight hours and balance these hours from morning to evening.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761586044/time_zone.html   (642 words)

  
 North American Aviation
The North American B-45 Tornado was one of America's first operational bombers to use jet propulsion and was the first four-engine aircraft to fly in the United States.
North American Aviation was established in December 1928 as a holding company.
North American's first combat airplane, the BC-1, built in 1937, was based on the NA-16.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/NorthAmerican/Aero37.htm   (1888 words)

  
 North American fauna - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about North American fauna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
While many of the natural habitats of North America have been developed by humans – in particular the western prairies and the eastern broadleaf woodlands – and many of their associated species heavily depleted, the northern wetlands, reaching across the continent from the Pacific to the Atlantic, have remained relatively untouched.
In the Arctic and North Atlantic there are walruses and grey seals, while sea lions and northern elephant seals live off the Pacific coast.
Though much of the native North American fauna has been heavily depleted, it is nevertheless true that more has been done for the effective conservation of the remnant than in any other continent.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /North+American+fauna   (717 words)

  
 Units: T
The thermal resistance of an insulating material, in thermal ohms, is the R-value (in SI units, equal to 0.1442 times the R-value in English units) divided by the thickness of the material, in meters.
The ISO 8601 format for time statements is HH:MM, or HH:MM:SS, where HH is the hour number (00 to 23), MM is the minute number (00 to 59), and SS is the second number (00 to 59, except on those very rare occasions where a "leap second" 60 has been introduced as described under day).
On the average, a time zone spans 15° of longitude.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictT.html   (6833 words)

  
 North American Time Zones and GMT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Thus all observations have a corresponding time, and that time is reported along with the measurement.
To convert to local time, we must know the time difference between GMT and local time for both standard time and summertime (daylight savings time).
The Time Zones across North America and Pacific from East to West are:
atm.geo.nsf.gov /ieis/time.html   (162 words)

  
 GMT And UTC Conversion
It is the standard time used in the field of astronomy, meteorology and other scientific disciplines around the world.
Suppose your local time zone is CDT (Central Daylight Savings Time), and you want to determine the exact time a full moon occurs in August 2003.
Below is a table showing the number of hours to subtract from local time zones in North America in order to convert UTC to local time.
home.hiwaay.net /~krcool/Astro/moon/gmt   (690 words)

  
 Total Lunar Eclipse: October 27-28, 2004
The times of major stages of the eclipse are given for a number of time zones in North America and Europe.
At this time, the umbral eclipse magnitude peaks at 1.313.
North Americans will not have an opportunity to see another total lunar eclipse as well placed as the October 2004 event until Feb 21, 2008.
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/LEmono/TLE2004Oct28/TLE2004Oct28.html   (2839 words)

  
 Montreal Mirror - The Front: Cover: Time
In Canada, provinces are free to set their time zones at will, and in Quebec the dossier is on the lap of the Justice Ministry, whose press agents simply referred questions to factual information on their Web site.
Although Canada's railway scheduler Sir Sanford Fleming pioneered Standard Time in 1879 (it was universally adopted five years later), we've become a slavish follower to American practices of the clock, even though the DST issue affects the States far less dramatically than it does Canada.
The area east of the 63rd meridian west, on Quebec's north shore, is already in the Atlantic Time Zone.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/2003/101603/cover_news.html   (1415 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cenozoic time scale is primarily calibrated from biostratigraphical correlations with polarity chrons, which in turn are scaled according to marine magnetic anomaly profiles from the South Atlantic seafloor, pinned to a selected set of nine Ar/Ar radiometric ages (Berggren et al., 1995).
The standard time scale defines this epoch boundary between the Tithonian and Berriasian stages, but offshore Norway a definition between the Volgian and Ryazanian stages is advantageous.
The time scale study was undertaken as a joint project between Saga Petroleum ASA., the Digital Time Scale (DTS) study group at Purdue University and the International Committee for Quantitative Stratigraphy operates under the auspices of the International Commission on Stratigraphy.
www.iamg.org /cqs/cqsarticle1.htm   (2133 words)

  
 ITD Transporter
The zone, whose time is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, is named for the indigenous people of the region.
Daylight saving time is a change in the standard time of each time zone.
In 1918, Congress made the railroad zones official under federal law and assigned the responsibility for any changes that might be needed to the Interstate Commerce Commission, then the only federal regulatory agency.
www.itd.idaho.gov /Transporter/2002/102502_Trans/102502_Daylight.html   (344 words)

  
 Time Zones and YARN
Since it is not specified, daylight saving time starts on the first Sunday of April at 2:00 A.M. and ends on the last Sunday of October at 2:00 A.M. This is the default when the TZ variable is not set.
Daylight saving time starts on the first (1) Sunday (0) of April (4) at 2:00 A.M. and ends on the last (5) Sunday (0) of October (10) at 2:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time is 8 hours earlier than Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Since it is not specified, daylight saving time starts on the first Sunday of April at 2:00 A.M. and ends on the last Sunday of October at 2:00 A.M. Newfoundland Standard Time is 3 and 1/2 hours earlier than Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
handsonhowto.com /offline/tz.html   (1172 words)

  
 5.1. Date
The date and time SHOULD be given in the poster's local timezone, including a specification of that timezone as a numeric offset (which SHOULD include the timezone name, e.g.
Even the limited set of North American zone names authorized by MAIL is subject to confusion and misinterpretation.
However, the local time (in the poster's timezone) is arguably information of possible interest to the reader, and this requires some indication of the poster's timezone.
www.mibsoftware.com /userkt/son1036/0026.htm   (546 words)

  
 Daylight-savings time
Five counties in northwestern Indiana, however, are in the Central Time Zone and switch to Central Daylight Time in summer.
In 1883, North American railway companies agreed to a system that created four time zones in the United States — a system that continues to this day in the lower 48 states.
Time zone: any of 24 geographic areas into which the earth is divided for the purpose of maintaining a standard time system.
www.courier-journal.com /foryourinfo/033103/033103.html   (2983 words)

  
 Full text - Daylight Saving Time - Congressional Research
In 1972, the Act was amended (P.L. 92-267), allowing those states split between time zones to exempt either the entire state or that part of the state lying within a different time zone.
Established uniform standard time to be observed in established time zones.
Allowed states split by time zone boundaries to exempt the entire state or that part of the state in a different time zone from DST.
webexhibits.org /daylightsaving/congressionalResearchService.html   (1630 words)

  
 Third Sunday after Pentecost
Arinto is part of the "Eastern Standard Tribe," who live in a world where circadian rhythms are ignored, then forgotten.
His circadian rhythm was set according to a different clock, a higher time zone, one to which he was connected, with whom he communicated long-distance, but regularly, talking and listening to God.
Join the time zone of Abraham and Sarah, of Mary and Joseph, and of Jesus Christ and countless saints through the ages, who learned, who lived, according to a new faith rhythm decreed by God.
calvarylutheranriolinda.org /sermons/20020609.html   (865 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Blackout)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The original picture is a composite image of nighttime North America which someone has manipulated with an editing program to darken the northeastern area.
Time, then much of North American would be obscured by clouds, the western portion of the continent would still be bathed by at least partial sunlight at the time of the photo, and the Earth's curvature would be noticeable in the picture.
Even if Eastern Time were being used for date-stamping purposes by whatever agency processed this image, in August nearly all of the eastern U.S. and Canada is on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) rather than Eastern Standard Time (EST).
www.snopes.com /photos/blackout.asp   (348 words)

  
 [No title]
Changing an Area's Time Zone or Moving an Area On or Off DST Moving a state or an area within a state from one time zone to another requires either a public law or a regulation issued by DOT.
Past Legislation P.L. 89-387, April 13, 1966, Uniform Time Act of 1966 Established uniform standard time to be observed in established time zones.
The standard time would be advanced one hour within each time zone beginning at 2:00 a.m.
countingcalifornia.cdlib.org /crs/ascii/98-99   (1537 words)

  
 www.blextech.com - Free International info, World News
Time zone information The rules on which the converter is based are updated when local laws or ordinances change.
Time zone names ISO 8601 is the international standard governing the numeric representation of dates and times.
Sometimes it is city names, sometimes country names, sometimes time zone names, or sometimes combinations of these does not appear that all time zones have a "name" associated with.
www.blextech.com /content/chapter50.html   (15268 words)

  
 United States Time Zones
1967-04-01: Under the Uniform Time Act of 1966, all time zones in the U.S. where DST was observed were required to follow a common DST schedule, from the last Sunday in April at 2:00 a.m.
Some time between 1968 and 1973, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was switched from CT to ET, to match the rest of the state.
The names Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific have been used for the four time zones of the 48 contiguous states since the beginning of standard time in the United States.
www.statoids.com /tus.html   (1973 words)

  
 The Sunday of Two Noons
Time was kept by “sun time”, which defined noon as the “moment when the sun was directly overhead and cast no shadow.” (Time…) This form of telling time became complicated however, due to the fact that the “earth’s rotation changed the sun’s position every12.5 miles along the east-west latitude.”(Time…).
In Stewart Holbrook’s (1947), The Story of American Railroads, he explained this concept: “When solar time is noon in Chicago, it was 12:31 Pittsburgh...[and it was] 11:50 in St. Louis.” According to “sun time”, there was more than a minute’s difference in time from the east to the west side of Chicago.
All of this is now done efficiently and effectively through the standard time system: the same dream that Sanford Fleming created during his 16 hour “mistake”, and the reality that was established by the railroads.
staff.fcps.net /rroyster/sunday.htm   (1086 words)

  
 Radiance gensky program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
By default, the time is interpreted as local standard time on a 24-hour clock.
The time value may be given either as decimal hours, or using a colon to separate hours and minutes.
If the time is immediately followed (no white space) by a North American or European time zone designation, then this determines the standard meridian, which may be specified alternatively with the -m option.
radsite.lbl.gov /radiance/man_html/gensky.1.html   (734 words)

  
 CRWS Background Information: Time Labels on Satellite Images and Weather Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Satellite images and weather maps are usually labeled with the date and time at which the data were recorded.
Since many images and maps cover regions large enough to span more than one time zone, it makes little sense to put the "local" time on an image.
Instead, the time that appears on most images is an internationally agreed-upon reference time--namely, the local standard time in Greenwich, England.
squall.sfsu.edu /weather_CA/map_info/UTC_info.html   (341 words)

  
 Universal Time Converter - Download - ZDNet Asia
Standard time (and its daylight-saving variant) serves fine within a given time zone.
Logically enough, the 'universal' time zone that was agreed upon is that of 0° longitude.
To convert a Universal Time and date to a standard time and date in North America, subtract the following number of hours: for Eastern Standard Time (EST), 5; for Central Standard Time (CST), 6; for Mountain Standard Time (MST), 7; for Pacific Standard Time (PST), 8; for Alaska, 9; or Hawaii, 10.
asia.cnet.com /downloads/pc/swinfo/0,39043052,39035099s,00.htm   (350 words)

  
 Spring Forward Fall Back | MetaFilter
There's a section of Indiana that ain't havin' it, and just flops from central to eastern, and eastern to central time, just by leaving their clocks the same all year.
I was sailing in the Caribbean recently and looking at a time zone map for the first time some years surprised me. There are quite a few half-hour time zones but my favorite thing is the Chinese time zone.
The US Uniform Time Act of 1966 placed Indiana in the Eastern time zone, but in 1969, ten counties in the Chicago and Evansville corners of the state were moved to the Central time zone.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/24827   (2654 words)

  
 Our island
When entering St. Lucia, American and Commonwealth citizens need to carry proof of citizenship, a birth certificate, some form of photo ID and or passport, and a return or onward ticket.
The climate is tropical, with temperatures ranging from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties (25 to 30 Celsius).
It is one hour ahead of North American Eastern Standard Time all year round.
www.slucia.com /visions/2004/our_island.html   (1331 words)

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