|Daylight saving adjustments are done in the
following countries in 2006:
Countries near the equator don't use daylight saving time.
The idea behind daylight saving time
During Summers there is plenty of daylight in the early morning, when most people sleep.
During the Summer it's better to strech the daylight during the evenings, when most people are awake.
By going from 2 am to 3 am when daylight saving time starts, you make people get up earlier and in the evening 8 pm becomes 9 pm so people have daylight during the evenings for a longer period of time untill they go to sleep.
By going from 3 am to 2 am when daylight saving time end, you get back to normal time. 9 am becomes 8 am. Otherwise people would need much more light in the moring when they go to work.
In most countries the switch is between GMT (Winter) time and Daylight saving adjusted time (Summertime) is made on a Sundaymorning between 2 am and 3 am.
The sun is supposed to be at it's peak hight (meridian: Latin) every day at noon (12 am). Time was mesured with sunlight in the Roman Empire. Near the equatur you can still experience this as around 6 am it will be suddenly daylight and around 6 pm it will be suddenly dark. Above the Northpole circle some days will be 24 hours of darkness and some days of the year will be 24 hour daylight.
|In 2006 there are no daylight saving
adjustments in the following countries:
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