Daylight saving adjustments are done in the following countries in 2006:

Belgium

Canada

Chili

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Norway

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

 

 

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.

 

 

Greenwich time:

GMT

In 2006 there are no daylight saving adjustments in the following countries:

Argentina

Brasil

Colombia

China

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

India

Iran

Kenya

Peru

Venezuela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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