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Today is the first day in New Zealand without DTS, so now we will have sunset at 7pm instead of 8pm as we had yesterday. (Actually at 6.39pm)

I was thinking about the changes made the USA and Canadian governments this year: why do we have to go back to the real time zone so early? Isn't it better to have more light in the evening for another month instead of having sunrise at 5am? Who cares about having sun at 5am since almost everybody is still sleeping at that hour of the day? I usually don't wake up before 7:30am, so, for my point of view, all the sun before that time of the day can be safely moved in the evening smile_teeth

The same applies to Italy of course: maybe it's better to do the same, and have more sun in the evening and less at 5am.

What do you think?

posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 10:31 AM

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# re: DTS is off, but why?

Left by Bill Pierce at 3/19/2007 3:32 AM

I believe the decision was based on a study by the US Department of Energy that claims the US will use less energy if the time is changed sooner in the year. Don't know the specific details but I believe that is the main gist.

# re: DTS is off, but why?

Left by Simone at 3/19/2007 9:18 AM

This the economical consequence of moving the 1 hour of sun from early morning to the evening.

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