Sunday, 12 February 2017

Daylight Savings Time - Everything You Need To Know

A day when people of most countries and states across the world set their clocks one hour a head of the standard time. The practice was first introduced in Europe during the First World War. The idea was to take advantage of the longest summer days by gaining an extra hour of daylight and shortening the days in winter. It was not a new concept, back in 1784 American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin suggested that starting the day earlier in summer will save a considerable number of candles. Those in favor of practice same today's energy consuming society the environmental benefits links to changing a clock on considerable or of a small amount of electricity as save per household added up they can be significant.

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When is Daylight Savings Time 2017

Many countries change their clock twice a year to observe day light saving time. The date of Daylight Savings Time Starts and Ends may vary with year to year and also depends on location. Muslims, may also see that when does Ramadan end during daylight savings time.

Daylight Savings Time 2017 USA

In United States DST starts on the second Sunday of March at 01:00 AM by setting clocks ahead to 02:00 AM. And it ends on the first Sunday of November at 02:00 AM by setting clocks back to 01:00 AM. DST 2017 will begin on 12th March 2017 and will end on 5th November.

Daylight Savings Time 2017 Europe

In Europe DST starts on March's last Sunday (26th March 2017) at 02:00 AM and, clocks sets one hour backward at 02:00 AM on October's last Sunday (29th October 2017).

DST Calendar

Holiday / Event How Many Days Until
When is Daylight Savings Time 2017 Start - Week no. 11, Sunday, 12th March
When is spring 2017 and how many days until it - Week no. 13, Sunday, 20th March
When is Daylight Savings Time 2017 End - Week no. 45, Sunday, 5th November

DST Quick Facts

  • The idea of DST was first introduced in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin.
  • In 1916, Germany and its allies were the first countries to use DST.
  • Out of 196 countries in the world only 70 countries observe DST.
  • Arizona (except some areas) and Hawaii, and, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and, Virgin Islands are the only States and Territories of United States that don't observe DST, respectively.
  • On 31st October 2007 in a Press Release, Western Power researched and reported despite of saving DST caused "a 0.6% increase in electricity consumption in WA's main grid". PR also stated that "The daylight saving research showed slightly less power was used on days when the temperature went below 30 degrees, and slightly more power when the temperatures went above 30 degrees".

Daylight Savings Effects on Ramadan Times

Daylight savings does not effect on Ramadan timings. As Suhoor and Iftar times are based on prayer times which rely on Sun light. So, even if Ramadan month comes during DST, there will no change in duration of Ramadan times in USA. While in Australia, DST is not practised. So feel free to follow Ramadan 2018 Australia schedule with fasting times without any worry. And checkout Ramadan 2018 Norge dates and Calendrier Ramadan 2018, if you are residing in Norway or France respectively.

15 Best Memes on Daylight Savings Time Change

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Hilarious memes on clocks change start and Fall back 2017