08 March 2009

Daylight Saving Time 2009

Here's Filofax's kindly reminder to me to turn my clock an hour forward. The USA and Canada (but not Mexico) are again observing an extended DST period - March to November. That means 8 months DST -- twice as much as Standard Time! Maybe we should call this Standard Time and the other four months Winter Darkness Time!

I was listening to the BBC in the middle of the night, and found that, after the time change at 3:00 AM, that the east coast of the U.S. is currently only 4 hours behind GMT, since the UK (home of the Filofax) doesn't change to Summer Time for another month. Somehow, 4 hours feels like a much smaller time difference than the usual 5 hours.


  1. UK changes to BST on the morning of the 29th March.


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