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I'm curious about how many of our non-US JL members are in countries (or areas of that country) in which you have a switch between Standard Time and Daylight (aka Summer) Time.

(I think most areas of Canada have North-South time zones that match those in the USA, n'est pas?)

In Canada, while most areas switch between a Daylight Time and a Standard Time, aren't those date/times different than the ones recently adopted during G.W. Bush's administration?)

Many (most?) countries near the Equator do NOT switch since there is little change in their length of days between summers and winters.

And for our friends South of the equator in OZ and New Zealand, since your seasons are the reverse of ours and you've just entered your Fall, do you (or will you soon) switch to a Standard Time from a Daylight or Summer Time?

 

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Interesting question.

We're part of the US and do not have DST. I think neither does Arizona. <---I wonder why
 

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I think only Saskatchewan doesn't bother with the change at all. We spring-ahead tonight --went with the earlier time change the US chose. I'm OK with that, it will be nice to walk Corby in daylight!

NFLD is, of course, different from everyone, I don't know when the "half hour later in Newfoundland" started.
 

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I posted in your other thread, but yes we do. Clocks go forward an hour at the end of the month. I'm looking forward to it already as I have just about had enough of winter.
 

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Zoe'sMom -- I think in Arizona, it's because it's so hot in the summer sun that switching times to increase normal activities in more sunlight doesn't seem like such a good idea (tempted to say "bright idea" but that wouldn't be a good fit).

As for the Hawaiian Islands, I suspect you're close enough to the equator that there isn't such a great difference in the length of daylight between summer and winter -- right? (See ETA)

ETA:

Date/times of Summer Solstice (longest day): Honolulu, Hawaii:

Much closer to the equator and the 12-hour daylight that places on the equator experience on June 20-21, Honolulu has a sunrise of 5:50 a.m. and sunset of 7:16 p.m. The earliest sunrise in Hawaii is 5:49 a.m. from May 28-June 18 and the latest sunset is 7:18 p.m. from June 29-July 10.

 

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AZ and parts or all on IN stay on standard time. Why?

BobPR, you actually attached some inteeligence to the AZ decision. They should like you for that. I happen to believe it was just a political power play in both places. Dirves us nuts in or business because we deal with just about every state in the union. SSetting up telecons is a nightmare for a month after each shift. Can we schedule for 2:00pm? Is AZ 1 hr or 2 hours behind us now?
 

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n'est ce pas? but pronounced ness pa =)
Thanks, Kelli -- I kept thinking there was a c' or c-something in there but didn't take the time to look it up and it's been many years since I had French classes.

 

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We smart intelligent folks in AZ don't want an extra hour of daylight. Why would we want an extra hour of heat?

In the summer most of the state has temperatures that top 100F from mid-May to late September. The only safe times to be outside is before 10am and after 7pm. As most people work during the day we want it to get dark out sooner so we can emerge from our air conditioning and do some outside activities. As long as the sun is not beating down on you 100 plus degrees is ok for swimming, playing ball (with plenty of fluids) and outside for concerts etc. So if we went on DST it would be after 8pm before we could work outside. (my dad walks Cinnamon about 5am until the night time temps stay above 90 then the payment never cools down enough IMHO so she has to make due with swimming for exercises for about 6 weeks per year it is too hot on her paws for me to walk her in the evenings from May to Sept).

You know it is hot when your neighbors don't complain about you mowing at 5am which is when it is getting daylight and the coolest time of the day.
 
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