Saturday, March 9, 2013

daylight shifting

The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time. Adding to the confusion -  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 begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March (10th) and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November (3rd).

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 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.; in fall, clocks fall back from 2:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.


Is it hard for you to adjust to the "shift"?
Did you know that it is regulated by the Department of Transportation?

Daylight Saving Time Facts

5 comments:

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I wish they'd just leave us on one time. I always have a hard time adjusting to the change, both ways.

During our travels, we discovered that Arizona does not observe DST, but stays on standard time. Wish more states would take the hint.

Holly said...

I've never lived in a state that has observed daylight saving time. I'm in Arizona now and we don't do that and before Arizona I lived in Indiana and back then, Indiana didn't observe it either. It's never made sense to me. I don't understand it. Why don't we leave the time alone since it eventually catches up with itself and changes itself back?

Pokey said...

I would rather NOT have this event, it sure messes with my system for about a week! The kids in class are affected, too, they just do not understand why they are tired, cranky, grumpy...oh, maybe that's me, also...lol
:-}pokey

Kris said...

It will take us a few days to adjust, but we love the longer the days!!!
xo Kris

Just a little something from Judy said...

A few days and we will be fine. It is our grandchildren in their sleepovers, that have the most trouble adjusting.