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Betsyshaffer
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Is it true the usvis have no light in evenings?? That sunset is before 7:00?

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Topic starter Posted : August 18, 2015 12:27 am
Alana33
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Yep. By 7pm in summer and 6pm in winter, does be dark!

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Posted : August 18, 2015 12:31 am
Exit Zero
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Aug. 17, 2015 Rise Set
Actual Time 6:02 AM AST 6:45 PM AST
Civil Twilight 5:39 AM AST 7:07 PM AST
Nautical Twilight 5:12 AM AST 7:34 PM AST
Astronomical Twilight 4:46 AM AST 8:01 PM AST
Moon 8:20 AM AST (8/17) 8:42 PM AST (8/17)
Length of Visible Light 13h 28m
Length of Day
12h 43m
Tomorrow will be 0m56s shorter.

IT is the length of day and visible light time that matters isn't it?

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Posted : August 18, 2015 12:50 am
STXBob
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USVI has an average of 12 hours of daylight per day throughout the year, same as everywhere else on Earth. In summer, we have 13 hours (vs 15 hours in NYC). In winter, we have 11 hours (vs 9 hours in NYC).

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Posted : August 18, 2015 1:07 am
Scubadoo
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and a lot less light pollution at night than NYC

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Posted : August 18, 2015 1:47 am
speee1dy
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true-it was , for me, something to get used to

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Posted : August 18, 2015 10:32 am
C_Ray6
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My grandfather always hated changing the clocks for Daylight Savings time. He used to always say if you want an extra hour of daylight get up an hour early!

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Posted : August 19, 2015 1:11 am
RevFD
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+1 for grandpa!

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Posted : August 19, 2015 1:51 am
speee1dy
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i agree-i think that whole system needs to be done away with-spring forward and leave it there

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Posted : August 19, 2015 10:37 am
OldTart
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i agree-i think that whole system needs to be done away with-spring forward and leave it there

Maybe a little understanding of how the system came about would be helpful:

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

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Posted : August 19, 2015 11:32 am
speee1dy
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i have read that numerous times and it does nothing for us today

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Posted : August 19, 2015 11:46 am
STXBob
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Daylight Savings Time works well in the states. In the summer, it shifts daylight from sleeping hours to waking hours. In the winter, it allows kids to commute to school in the light instead of in the dark.

For example, look at New York City, which is on Eastern Time:

Actual time observed, with Standard Time in winter, Daylight Savings Time in summer:
Jun 21, sunrise 5:25am, sunset 8:31pm EDT
Dec 21, sunrise 7:16am, sunset 4:32pm EST

If they permanently observed Daylight Savings Time:
Jun 21, sunrise 5:25am, sunset 8:31pm EDT
Dec 21, sunrise 8:16am, sunset 5:32pm EDT *

If they permanently observed Standard Time:
Jun 21, sunrise 4:25am, sunset 7:31pm EST **
Dec 21, sunrise 7:16am, sunset 4:32pm EST

* Kids would commute to school in the dark
** You’d rather have that extra daylight in the evening, instead of while you're sleeping

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Posted : August 19, 2015 11:51 am
Spartygrad95
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Daylight Savings Time works well in the states. In the summer, it shifts daylight from sleeping hours to waking hours. In the winter, it allows kids to commute to school in the light instead of in the dark.

For example, look at New York City, which is on Eastern Time:

Actual time observed, with Standard Time in winter, Daylight Savings Time in summer:
Jun 21, sunrise 5:25am, sunset 8:31pm EDT
Dec 21, sunrise 7:16am, sunset 4:32pm EST

If they permanently observed Daylight Savings Time:
Jun 21, sunrise 5:25am, sunset 8:31pm EDT
Dec 21, sunrise 8:16am, sunset 5:32pm EDT *

If they permanently observed Standard Time:
Jun 21, sunrise 4:25am, sunset 7:31pm EST **
Dec 21, sunrise 7:16am, sunset 4:32pm EST

* Kids would commute to school in the dark
** You’d rather have that extra daylight in the evening, instead of while you're sleeping

THIS

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Posted : August 19, 2015 11:57 am
speee1dy
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wouldnt that mean based on what you posted, they are commuting home in the dark. so really what is the difference.

why is one better. i only chose spring forward because of where we live and the prime time viewing schedule on tv. other than that-i dont care which one they choose.

most of arizona does not follow this and things are just fine there-not a problem. i believe there are other places in the states-not sure.

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Posted : August 19, 2015 2:42 pm
STXBob
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wouldnt that mean based on what you posted, they are commuting home in the dark. so really what is the difference.

Most students, especially younger students, get home before 4:30pm, so the current scheme allows them to commute both ways in the light in winter. Otherwise, they'd ALL be commuting to school in the dark.

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Posted : August 19, 2015 3:09 pm
SausageInTheCan
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It works great for the pharmaceutical companies. They sell more anti-depressants during standard time.

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Posted : August 19, 2015 3:38 pm
speee1dy
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LOL-true

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Posted : August 19, 2015 4:24 pm
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