It saves no daylight at all. Just shifts to a later time.
In AO tradition, let’s make a 1000-post thread to complain about it.
Now the US Senate is getting involved. Sure, your state propositions (CA) mean that you are officially complaining about it (but getting nothing done), HERE is where things can get done.
States can ask, strenuously, to move their state to the next Standard Time Zone to the right (for CA, that would mean moving to Mountain Standard Time and not changing semiannually for DST), but Congress still has to approve that. And when CA goes, OR and WA will also ask for it.
I know of several states (out West, mostly) that have already enacted legislation that are triggered to be effective when either the Fed gov’t enacts this type of change, or when most (or all?) of neighboring states have enacted the change independently.
If you’re the only one in the household affected by DST, sure, that is an easy request.
But, your children’s schools and your spouse’s schedule might not be as flexible and DST will still affect your sleep schedule.
I think there is some (minor) value to having noon be when the sun is at it’s zenith instead of 1:00PM, but even so - if we need to do year round DST in order to get rid of time changes, I’m all for it.
I don’t think that “Solar Noon = Clock Noon” is physically possible without changing the time EVERY day at every longitude.
Even without DST, there is already a 30-minute difference between Solar Noon times in a calendar year (for me – might differ by latitude? maybe not). Something to do with the elliptical orbit.
Where I live, with permanent DST it would never happen.
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Yeah, I don’t really care if it’s Standard or DST. Just pick one and be done with it.
And, I think Congress (where these changes are made) should be amenable to such changes, but only once every ten years or so.
'cause, there will inevitably be a state who, after a year or so, will have citizens complain that “It’s too bright/dark in the morning, so move us to the next time zone over.”
The military is only one group that uses 24 hour time. And there are differences to “regular” 24-hour time. For instance, the military does not put a colon between hours and minutes. For example 10:50 is merely 1050 military time. Military time also appends a 0 to the single-digit hours. An example: 4:18 is 0418 military.
The 24 hour clock is the most popular time format in the world. Per Wikipedia, at least.
And 24 hour time makes it easier to communicate. “I’ll be there at 16:00 on Tuesday” is a lot clearer than “I’ll be there at 4 o’clock next Tuesday”