Thursday, March 06, 2008
Daylight Savings Time
The second Sunday in March is this weekend, so that means it’s time to set clocks forward an hour. Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 a.m.
If you are taken by surprise at the early starting date (doesn’t is usually happen in April?), it is because the new law changing the start date for Daylight Savings Time went into effect last year. For a brief history of daylight savings see http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.php
The Santa Fe Public Library has a couple of books on daylight savings:
Seize the daylight : the curious and contentious story of daylight saving time by David Prerau and Spring forward : the annual madness of daylight saving by Michael Downing.
We get that hour back when Daylight Savings ends on November 2, 2008.
Posted by PS at Southside