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 Post subject: Daylight Time
PostPosted: October 31st, 2014, 12:36 pm 
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U.S. law established standard times zones with the Act of March 19, 1918 (known as the Standard Time Act. Daylight Time was ended nationally in 1919 but brought back during World War II, from February 1942 to September 1945. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 standardized the dates of beginning and end of Daylight Time but allowed states to decided whether to take part. These days Daylight Time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

Some believe that Daylight Time is not worth the trouble and that it is an antiquated idea. Daylight Time ends in 2014 at 2am on Sunday 2 November.

More information:
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.php


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 Post subject: Re: Daylight Time
PostPosted: February 26th, 2016, 12:02 pm 
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Sadly, Daylight Time begins on 13 March, making 18 March the first viewing session at Highland Road Park Observatory to be during Daylight Time. This "time shift" (many feel unnecessary) lasts until November.


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 Post subject: Re: Daylight Time
PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 4:45 pm 
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Yippee! Daylight Time ends early this coming Sunday morning. We "get the hour back", and get back to the clock matching where the Sun actually is! Now, if only we can stop this completely...


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