Central Standard Time

November 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Some clocks are easier to change than others!  Today (Sun.) we move back to Eastern Standard Time. At 2 AM early this morning (first Sunday of November), we moved back to 1 am and did that hour over again.  As you can see on this world map, Daylight Saving Time is observed over most of N. America and Europe, but not over most of Asia and Africa. Hawaii, most of Arizona and Saskatchewan don’t move to Daylight Time. Part of Australia moves to Daylight Time, but most of the country does not. Much of the world used to change the clocks, but do not today. Benjamin Franklin suggested moving clocks to save on candles in 1784. Here’s more.   The sunrise moves back to 7:20 this am, but the sun will set at 5:29.  The earliest sunsets occur in the 2nd week of December at 5:08 pm.  Sunrises will occur later each day until the first week of January.  Average temperature lags the position of the sun by about a month, so our coldest temperatures on average come around Jan. 20th.  Here’s a cool video about Daylight Saving Time.

9 Responses to “Central Standard Time”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Daylight savings time is a ridiculous concept. Just plain stupid. Pick a time and leave it alone all year. What a concept!

    1. Barry in Zeeland says:

      For once I must say I agree with you 100%. This changing time thing is just plain ridiculous. Can’t we put it up to a vote somehow? Most people I know want it done away with.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        Agree, get rid of it – as far as putting it up to a vote – good luck with that. It is sunny outside currently however the political climate in DC is so toxic that the parties would not even agree that it is sunny today. If one side comes up with the idea even it it popular and makes sense the other party will not agree to it! Our political system is broken and 100% dysfunctional!

    2. ChuckD says:

      I like the extra hour of evening daylight in the spring and summer- so I don’t have a problem with it.

  2. Rich (cooper) says:

    Great point out politicians will always be in the dark even in the brightest sunshine…greatest country in the world is a mess and they are to self centered to even want to fix it

    1. Jack says:

      INDEED….RICH !!! The TIME has Come To Change this COUNTRY !! Matter of Fact….” Time Has Come TODAY”… CUE::: The Chambers Brothers :::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARgiPJobKnE. Stay Cued….. ;-)

  3. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Wow I think I will be heading to bed new… at 7:53! Wow this could take some getting used to

  4. Kimoeagle says:

    Was that picture of Harold Lloyd? And was it taken in Chicago?? Anyone know?

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