Assume that we could get the powers that be in the US and Canadian Governments to agree to do away with DST and your choices are to stay on Standard time year-round or “Daylight Saving” time year-round. Which one would you choose?
Which time standard would you prefer to use year-round?
“Daylight Saving” Time (ST+1hr)
I don’t care - JUST PICK ONE and be done with it!!!
When I was younger, I wanted it to be dark out when I tricks-or-treats, because tricks-or-treats STARTED when it was dark, so earlier the better, the more treats, etc. Ended at 9PM or so.
And it was dark, because DST used to end on the last Sunday of October.
The sun is hardly ever highest at noon. Depends on where you are in your time zone.
EVEN IF we didn’t change our clocks, high noon would not be noon, except for a few days.
Something to do with an elliptical orbit, I think, combined with rotation in the same plane as the orbit.
In L.A. today, solar noon is at 11:36AM. During DST a week ago, it was around 12:36PM.
January 8 is the closest that Solar noon is to Clock noon. It gets near it again on March 13, but the next day DST begins.
Drops down to 12:49 PDT on May 13, then starts getting later, until a peak on July 25 of 12:59:28 PM.
Then drops down until Nov 3 at 12:36:26PM, then starts getting later again.