[tz] Chile Time Change

José Miguel Garrido jgarrido at zweicom.com
Tue Feb 18 19:49:12 UTC 2014

Chile official time, time zones of their territory and start and end
dates of summer time were defined by Decreto Supremo in 1970. That
indicates that DST rules from 24 hours on the second Saturday of October
until 24 hours on the second Saturday in March. In the years 2010, 2011,
2012 and 2013 the start and end dates of summer time were changed for 4
Decrees, which modified the start and end dates for each of those years.
Therefore, the change was not permanent (although dates in 2011, 2012
and 2013 coincided). That's why, while a new decree does not appear to
alter dates to 2014, is kept ending date of daylight saving 24 hours of
the second Saturday in March (Sun, 9 Mar 2014 3:00 UTC). To date, no
official information on whether this year will occur a change of dates.

El 18-02-2014 11:56, Glenn Eychaner escribió:
> That much notice would be a blessing. In years before 2013, the changes were made with as little as 5 days notice (notice Monday for a change in the date scheduled for the following Saturday).  And as I said before, we have a goverment change on March 11, so all bets are off.
> -G.
> On Feb 18, 2014, at 3:48 AM, tz-request at iana.org wrote:
>> Although that is a reasonable assumption, the 2013 announcement wasn't 
>> until February 15 and it's only February 17 now, so I'm somewhat 
>> inclined to give it a few more days, unless we get more-definite 
>> information.
> --
> Glenn Eychaner (geychaner at lco.cl)
> Telescope Systems Programmer, Las Campanas Observatory

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