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  Monday 12 March 2007
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 weblog entries about the 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 weather.
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