Daylight Saving Time (DST) remains asymmetrical
For a few years, I would annually issue a
"Daylight Saving Time Asymmetry Reminder"
on certain work-internal email lists; a
couple of times, I posted
DST Asymmetry. Whaddaya know, I check today and one of
those is the top google result for DST Asymmetry.
Anyway, since the times of the DST changes are different this
year (in the US), some of the timings noted in that article are different.
However, the principle remains even though the springtime
change has now been moved to (about a week and a half) before
the equinox. The springtime change this
year was this past Sunday morning, Saturday's sunset was
around 6:13, and Sunday's sunset around 7:13, so full dark
is already quite close to 8:00 pm.
The autumn change this year will be somewhere around seven
weeks after the autumnal equinox, instead of the normal two
or so; this year's change will thus be even more cruel than
it usually is.
Oh, well, it's time to get out and enjoy the extra light.
In California, this winter was (except for a frigid
week in January) exceptionally warm and dry, which has
me a tad worried about the severity of the coming summer,
and gives me added incentive to enjoy this month's gorgeous