Daylight Saving Time

I was thinking about writing about Daylight saving time but this blog saves me having to research it. Very interesting.

Explaining Science

As mentioned in my previous post, in the early hours of Sunday 27 October the clocks go back an hour throughout the European Union and daylight saving time comes to an end.

Although many Europeans will welcome the extra hour in bed on the night of 26/27 October, I suspect that a lot of people won’t like the darker evenings. In this post I’ll talk about daylight saving time (DST) : the practice of advancing the clock by an hour during the spring and summer months and why this is coming to an end in many countries.

The advent of DST

The first place in the world to practise DST was the town of Port Arthur, Ontario. In 1908, a local businessman, John Hewitson petitioned the town council to adjust the clocks one hour forward in the summer months so the locals could enjoy an extra hour of summer sun…

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