Daylight savings changeover

Sue Ann Bowling sbowling at
Fri Mar 21 17:57:29 UTC 1997

The dates of daylight savings shift, and the assymmetry between the spring
shift (when we in Alaska are already pracitically going to bed in daylight)
and October (when it's already dark when we're going home in the evening)
have bothered me for years.  I wonder if the politicos who first devised
the shift thought that solar symmetry was around the middle of the winter
and summer?  Anyway, a popular science article I wrote on the topic 10
years ago is on the web at
<>, pointing out some of
the oddities of time zones here in our 60 degree wide state.

Sue Ann Bowling, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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