Browsing through the myriad of websites regarding time zones, I happened upon the time and date world clock website. You can view it here. There is also a wonderful link that allows you to view both the correct time and the current weather in any city in the world and that can be located here.
The next question on my mind was when the daylight savings time ends this year and that date for New York where I live is November 7th, 2010. You can view that chart of DST for the second half of 2010 here.
Since I’m not a fan of the lack of daylight, I wondered when we get that hour back in 2011, so I turned to the Naval Oceanography Portal and this is what I found for the start and end dates for future years in the United States. Many other countries observe some form of “summer time”, but they do not necessarily change their clocks on the same dates as the U.S.:
Note: Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006.
2011 March 13 – November 6
2012 March 11 – November 4
2013 March 10 – November 3
2014 March 9 – November 2
2015 March 8 – November 1
In the midst of all of this “time” research, I located a neat tool for calculating countdowns. You can enter a future date and determine the days, hours, minutes and seconds until that date for birthdays, retirements, graduations, weddings, etc.
The interesting thing about the counter is that you can also enter a historical date and by entering a date in the past, it can also count up, for example to see how long you have lived – in days, hours, minutes and seconds. It would make a nice addition to those birthday cards! You can view it here.
Oh, if we could only put ‘time in a bottle’ then we’d have the time to explore all of the unique ways to look at time.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars to ‘fall back’ on November 7th this year, as long as you live in a part of the country that recognizes the time change.