Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Backward?

Caption: The clock tower at King's Street Station, London, England.

Image credit: Mike Quinn/UK Geographic

That whole "Spring forward. Fall backward." mnemonic made a whole lot more sense back in the days when we started daylight savings time in Spring. Now that we need to save more energy, or something, we're doing it earlier. Like, today. At least, that's true if you're in the United States. If you aren't, you may have a saner schedule to work with.

If you live in the United States, and you're not in Arizona, you probably need to set your clock ahead one hour this morning.


lawguy said...

I had read some where once that the Soviet Union was on permenent double daylight savings time. To lazy to look it up now, but if that is true perhaps that was the real cause of its collapse.

Cujo359 said...

Funny thing is, I'm not a morning person, so DST actually works out well for me. Unfortunately, I just don't see it as an energy saver.

It's at least possible that both the USSR's DST policy and its collapse had the same cause, rather than one causing the other. Just wanted to point that out for the record.