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    Daylight Saving..

    The UK put its clocks back an hour last night, reverting to Greenwich Mean Time from British Summer Time.

    Is 'daylight saving' a thing where you are? Is it something you've always known? Do you find it irksome?

    Personally, I'm entirely indifferent to the practise here, though it does help now that most of my personal and household chronometers make the change automatically, but I must admit I quite enjoy the ritual of changing the rest by hand. Dark evenings I like too, for there is something of the dark within me and I've always felt a kinship with the night.

    Anyway, just to say it's now not the time it was at this time yesterday.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    The states go next week. Had to check before going to bed, work today.

    I prefer having a bit of light left when I get off work. But I also prefer the school kids early in the morning, waiting for the bus, to be in a safer light.

    I wouldn't want to be a farmer; period. Too much damn work.

    I have lived and traveled abroad, but in most states here, it is what we do, and the majority of folks are a bit clueless as to why it happens. More states want to opt out.

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      #3
      Yeah. We are now on DST. Longer evenin's. Always appreciated for families to enjoy the outdoors after school or work. 28°C today. Though the sea is still cold.

      Sunrise 530am Sunset 745pm
      Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 10-30-2022, 02:49 PM.

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        #4
        Originally posted by luvyesmusic View Post
        The states go next week. Had to check before going to bed, work today.

        I prefer having a bit of light left when I get off work. But I also prefer the school kids early in the morning, waiting for the bus, to be in a safer light.

        I wouldn't want to be a farmer; period. Too much damn work.

        I have lived and traveled abroad, but in most states here, it is what we do, and the majority of folks are a bit clueless as to why it happens. More states want to opt out.
        And this will be the last time we revert back to Standard Time. When we change back to Daylight Savings Time (DST) next year, we will supposedly never go back to Standard Time. So, it will be getting up before dawn all Winter long for me.

        Right now dawn is 7:14 am, and sunset is 6:04 pm. So we'll be at 6:14 dawn and a 5-ish sunset for awhile. For the last time.

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          #5
          Daylight savings time, well I'm used to it but always forget about it. People would tell me "Remember to set your clocks back/forward?" and I would go Oh, that again. Fortunately the computer and a lot of clock automatically set. But I'm ok with not having DST, I think it would be kinda cozy to have dark and the moon still out at 9 in the morning.

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            #6
            I have a mild case of SAD https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/con...-sad/overview/ and I hate it when the clocks go back.

            Sunset tonight is half four and that is just grim. I'll need to get out while it's still light and stoke up on positive vibes. Luckily I have a few days off work and I'll be making the most of those. When I do go back to work, I'll have to get out in my lunch break or schedule a few site visits to get me out of the of the office. Fortunately, it's only seven weeks till the daylight hours start stretching out again.

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              #7
              That's better!

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                Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post
                That's better!

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                Big sky! Looks stunning.
                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                  Is 'daylight saving' a thing where you are? Is it something you've always known? Do you find it irksome?
                  DST is definitely a thing where we live and I find it extremely irksome especially springing forward and even more so because the US moved DST a while back to generally land around my birthday in March. It takes my body about a week to adjust after the time change and it's never a pleasant process. My vote is to get rid of clock changes for good ASAP but the problem here where I live in SE Indiana is we are at the far western end of the eastern time zone so there is a constant discussion about which time zone we belong in and my fear is we will switch to central if we go permanent DST (and that would open the door to all sorts of problems for us especially since Cincy and Louisville would probably sick with eastern).

                  If DST really saved energy or whatever I would stop complaining but clearly it doesn't. It's nice having sun in the evening year round especially in the Summer, but in the Winter here it is super dark in the morning during DST so falling back a hour really helps with morning tasks (sunrise is 8:08 here before the switch if we kept year round DST the sun would not rise until after 9 AM in the dark Winter months here which is a real problem).

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kkleinschmidt View Post

                    DST is definitely a thing where we live and I find it extremely irksome especially springing forward and even more so because the US moved DST a while back to generally land around my birthday in March. It takes my body about a week to adjust after the time change and it's never a pleasant process. My vote is to get rid of clock changes for good ASAP but the problem here where I live in SE Indiana is we are at the far western end of the eastern time zone so there is a constant discussion about which time zone we belong in and my fear is we will switch to central if we go permanent DST (and that would open the door to all sorts of problems for us especially since Cincy and Louisville would probably sick with eastern).

                    If DST really saved energy or whatever I would stop complaining but clearly it doesn't. It's nice having sun in the evening year round especially in the Summer, but in the Winter here it is super dark in the morning during DST so falling back a hour really helps with morning tasks (sunrise is 8:08 here before the switch if we kept year round DST the sun would not rise until after 9 AM in the dark Winter months here which is a real problem).
                    I'll be walking home from work at 5.00 in the dark today, and in another month or so I'll be coming into work in the dark too. Midwinter here it's dark by around 4.00pm. I suppose I'm used to these latitudes so it doesn't really bother me.
                    Calculations of sunrise and sunset in City of Leicester – England – United Kingdom for October 2022. Generic astronomy calculator to calculate times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset for many cities, with daylight saving time and time zones taken in account.
                    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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