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Daylight Dilemma

Daylight Dilemma

Can you believe this coming weekend is the last one in October. Our astronomer, Joe Rao, pointed out on his Facebook page last night that this coming Sunday morning would also once have been the time we turned the clocks back to Standard Time.

Prior to 2007, when the Energy Act of 2005 took effect, we used to “fall back” during the final weekend of October, and “spring forward” during the first week of April. Now, we begin Daylight Saving Time during the second week in March and end it during the first week of November.

In our 2007 edition, we published a campaign called How Much Daylight are We Really Saving? In it, we questioned both the former and new DST dates and proposed a new system we thought would work better.

Give it a look and see what you think. Do you prefer the new DST schedule, the old one, or something completely different?

2 comments

1 Jaime McLeod { 10.26.12 at 10:14 am }

November 3, Aaron.

2 Aaron { 10.25.12 at 3:55 pm }

When do we have to set our clocks back this year? I think its November 11th right? (EST)
I prefer the old one. Setting them foward in April then setting them back just before halloween. I just feel early March is too early to spring foward

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