Why did President Bush change daylight savings times?
To extend Daylight Savings Time as part of an Energy Bill in 2005. Supposedly it would save energy, oil, and encourage more outdoor activities and time.
Extending Daylight Saving Time Proponents argued:
Energy Savings - will possibly save 100,000 barrels of oil daily. People will turn interior and exterior lights on later in the day which will save electricity. Lighting for evening sports events can be turned on one hour later.
Recreation - people will have more time to enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, tennis and theme parks.
Farming - many farmers work part time and will have an extra hour to work after they arrive home. Full time farmers may not benefit.
Extending Daylight Saving Time Opponents argued:
School Children - will possibly wait in the pitch dark for the school bus. Example, in Louisville, Kentucky sunrise will occur at 8:01 on March 11, 2007, however, Louisville schools currently begin classes at 7:40 for middle and high school.
Business - the airline industry claims it will cost millions of dollars to adjust schedules
Computers, Clocks and Gadgets - many electronic devices automatically adjust for day light saving time. Some of these devices will show incorrect times. Some computer software will have to be reprogrammed
Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 am on the second Sunday of March, where we set the clocks forward one hour. Standard savings time begins at 2:00 am on the first Sunday of November, where we set the clocks back one hour. These times are the same for EVERY year. No chart required. The time still goes back one hour because of leap year.
What is the time difference between Denver Colorado and London England not using Daylight Saving Time?
No, simply no, although it aparently used to have a daylight savings time implement many a year ago it is no longer in effect. There have been proposals for it to be reinstated due to the huge difference in daylight times in the Cape Province. It was also preposed to have 2 different time zones where the cape would be run on daylight savings and the rest would stay on normal GMT+2.
Daylight Savings Time was designed to "capture" early morning hours of daylight by moving them into the work day and afternoon. In this way, people on a fixed hourly schedule would not have to adjust their work times to take advantage of an earlier sunrise. It is done automatically by adding an hour when the local sunrise is between 6 and 6:30 AM.
As of the initial writing of the answer in October 2008, Fiji did not operate a Daylight Savings program. However, on 10 November 2009, Fiji's Cabinet approved a pilot Daylight Savings to take effect on the 29th of November, 2009 at 2.00am. Cabinet believes that altering the time by instigating a Daylight Savings Time program will help boost the Fijian economy. The change is for 2009/2010 only at this point but Cabinet has amended the…
Arizona does not have Daylight savings time so the stock market opens at different times different times of the year depending on whether or not it is daylight savings time for Wallstreet. From March 13 (second Sunday in March) to November 6th, 2011 (First Sunday in November) the stock market is open from 7:30am till 2:00 pm. The rest of the year the stock market is open from 6:30am till 1:00 pm.
The longest day is June 20 2008 and the shortest is December 21 2008 for the northern Hemisphere. The opposite applies for the southern Hemisphere. This is true for DAYLIGHT, however, if you live in an area that observes Daylight Savings time, the longest day would be November 2, 2008 (25 hours), and the shortest would be March 9, 2008 (23 hours.) The last paragraph is a ridicuous answer. 1. It the change between daylight…
Belgium is six hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, which would make the time 1900, or 7PM. Belgium is one hour ahead of GMT, or Greenwich Mean Time. Greenwich Mean Time is the same as 'London Time.' Belgium is one hour ahead of the United Kingdom and the coast of america, (which is Eastern Daylight Time), is five hours behind London. Times do vary during Summer months, when various countries utilise Daylight Savings Time, when…
Good Question! The Navajo Reservation in Arizona observes daylight savings time (while most of the rest of Arizona does not) because while the largest portion of the Navajo Reservation is in Arizona, parts of it do extend into New Mexico and Utah, both of which do observe daylight savings time. Interesting side note: If you were to travel from say, Grand Canyon east across The Navajo Reservation passing through Jeddito to maybe the Hubbell trading…
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Australia has multiple timezones. The time difference from New York to different parts of Australia generally ranges from +13:00 hours (Perth/West Coast) to +16:00 hours (Sydney/East Coast). When you have to factor in daylight savings times in both places it can really get confusing. Your best bet is to use the daylight savings calculator in related links below to get a specific past, current or future time for a specific location in Australia.
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Muslim prayer times are based on the exact time of sunrise and sunset and the time the sun is in its zenith and figured from that time. Longitude, latitude and the degree of the sun all influence the time. Every city and place has a difference in time. There are special web sites to help Muslims figure times for prayer in their locality.
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