Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Daylight Saving Time

My mother who has been visiting with us left this morning and we all got up earlier than usual to have breakfast together and see her off. This prompted a discussion of how sunrise/sunset times change and also of daylight saving policy. So I headed to the internet to find a sunrise/sunset chart and to make sure the information I was giving my kids was correct.

This Sunday ends Daylight Saving Time. Since Daylight Saving Time can be an embarassment for churchgoers who have forgotten about the time change (it happened once to our family when I was a child) I decided to post this as a friendly reminder to set your clocks back one hour (fall behind) before you go to bed Saturday evening.

My research also reminded me about the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that takes effect next year. Next spring Daylight Saving Time will begin on March 11 and end November 4. A government study will determine whether this alteration of the effective dates for Daylight Saving Time results in more energy saving.

For more interesting information about Daylight Saving Time go to:

I hope you enjoy our "bonus hour" this Saturday/Sunday night!

1 comment:

liberal pastor said...

Travel mercies for your mom. It was good to see her. This is the good half of the time change. Anyone who forgets shows up an hour early for church or whatever else they have planned. It's the spring change that feels painful.