Thursday, November 3, 2011

North America is Behind (of Ahead of) the Times

My apologies to most of the world for this post, but it takes people in North America a little longer to get in gear.

You see, most of the Northern Hemisphere already transitioned from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time back on October 30. Most of North America, however, will not transition until November 6.

A complete list of the Daylight Saving Time dates for 2011 can be found here.

There are a few outliers here and there. Cuba, just to be different, doesn't make the change until November 13. The Gaza Strip ended Daylight Saving Time back on August 1. The West Bank, however, ended Daylight Saving Time on September 30.

And, of course, the Southern Hemisphere ended Daylight Saving Time early in the year, and starts it again late in the year.

Note that a certain popular business website couldn't care less.

Incidentally, I was writing about daylight saving time a lot in early 2007. See two posts from February 14, for example.
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