daylight saving time

Set Clocks Back One Hour Saturday Night

It’s that time of year again: time to return to standard time; time for early sunsets; time for changing into “lounge wear” at 5pm; and time for our perennial discussion of eliminating daylight saving time altogether. Or, as a Senate bill passed last March would have it, making it permanent. According to the WashPo: A …

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Spring Forward One Hour

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed tonight. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 13th at 2am. So, do we still need daylight saving time? Does yanking our schedule back and forth twice a year serve any practical purpose? …

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Sheldon W — Make DST Permanent

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight, and if Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has his way, this will be the our final ‘spring forward.’ He is one of a group of senators who have submitted a bill called the Sunshine Protection Act.*  From a report on WPRI: According to Whitehouse, some of the …

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Set Clocks Ahead One Hour

(3.8) Spring forward — daylight saving time begins at 2am, Sunday, March 8. Seen here is an old clock face at the Ladd Observatory. You can still watch individual seconds pass by at the no-frills U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock. The worm is turning: The Ladd Observatory is open to the public on Tuesday evenings, …

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Set Clocks Ahead One Hour

Spring forward. Daylight saving time begins early Sunday morning at 2am. Sunset time on Sunday will be 6:46pm. Yay. The U. S. Naval Observatory Master Clock is the most accurate timepiece in the world. (This is not that clock.) In the case of GPS, the Master Clock helps carefully measure the travel time of electromagnetic …

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Set Clocks Back One Hour — DST Ends

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2am Sunday, November 4. Fun fact: Daylight saving time and time zones are regulated by the Department of Transportation, not by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Daylight saving time, or DST, is the period of the year when clocks are moved one hour ahead. In the …

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Set Clocks Ahead One Hour — Spring Forward

“Time makes us all a prisoner of the present, forever transitioning from our own past into an unknown future.” That not-at-all comforting sentiment comes to us from astrophysicist — and towering voice of reason in these irrational times — Neil deGrasse Tyson. Many of us feel like “prisoners of the present” these days. But life …

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Set Your Clocks Forward One Hour

According to the NIST daylight saving time begins at 2am, Sunday, March 8th. Arizona’s still being a dick about it. DST was formally introduced in the United States in 1918. Today, most of the country and its territories observe DST. However, DST is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands …

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