Daylight Saving Time Is Near…Can Spring Be Far Behind?

By  | March 6, 2018 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

We change our clocks  on Sunday at 2 A.M. on March 11.   Think of it this way….less sleep (until we get use to the change) but more time to enjoy outdoors and the coming of boat drink weather.

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.

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.

But most everywhere else it stands as the norm.  Today, approximately 70 countries utilize Daylight Saving Time in at least a portion of the country. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving.

So …. just like the sunflowers….turn their heads to catch the sunbeams….we get more bang for the buck from the sun by springing that old clock forward and roust yourself out of the bed with just wee bit of grumbling …but hell … drink that boat drink and work on that tan…it will only be for a little while.

 

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