Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time Changes

Why do we do it? We reset the time on clocks, watches, microwave ovens, stereos, car dashboards twice a year as most of the United States adjusts for Daylight Saving or Standard Time changes.

The U.S. Naval Observatory's Astronomical Applications Department lines out the starting and ending dates of Daylight Saving Time, and its history.

From the library's collection, David Prerau's "Seize the Daylight" explains "the curious and contentious story." The Librarians' Internet Index provides additional selected time web sites with information about time and calendars that both adults and kids can enjoy.

Hope you enjoyed your extra sleep-in hour this morning!

Petoo's photo used with permission.

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