Monday, March 22, 2010

daylight shifting time

The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time. Adding to the confusion is that the phrase Daylight Saving Time is inaccurate, since no daylight is actually saved. Daylight Shifting Time would be better. The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784, in an essay, "An Economical Project."



Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time began at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March (14th) and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November (7th).

Spring Forward, Fall Back
During DST, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. In spring, clocks spring forward from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.; in fall, clocks fall back from 1:59 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.



Have you adjusted to the "shift" yet?

Daylight Saving Time Facts

3 comments:

Christine said...

I don't adjust, I cope until my body catches up. I'd like to change "Saving" to "Shift", it's so much more appropriate.

Top picture,Florida? What a great room, ahhhh...
Bottom picture, fantastic!
(didn't know old Ben was the one with the big idea).

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

I'm still working on "shifting" my internal clock every day, minute my minute. Jude

Love the Decor! said...

Not at all : )
Why is this one so much harder to adjust to than the fall change ?!!