#SuperMoon tonight Friday September 29th when there's a full moon at the same time the Moon is closest to Earth.
Because the Moon doesn't orbit around Earth in a perfect circle, there are times when the Moon is closer to Earth — it's called the #perigee.
Also #daylightsaving - clocks one hour forward - from 2am Sunday October 1st 2023.
Just finished re-setting all the clocks in the house and cars. There's an hour of my life I'll eventually get back! #DaylightSaving
Urban hack for #NZTwits like me who can't be bothered resetting the time on their digital oven clock for #DaylightSaving wait until the summer time is about to hit midday, 12 noon, and switch off your oven at the wall. The moment before it hits midday turn it back on and go straight to clock settings and OK. Done.
Quite an in depth dive into Aotearoa/New Zealand's history with daylight saving and what changing it again might entail.
"EXPLAINER: Daylight saving is about to begin. . Keith Lynch and Kate Newton outline the strange origins of shifting the clocks twice annually, and what a much more dramatic change would look like."
I'm really looking forward to daylight savings time again. Yeah, I know, the transition sucks for a few days, but there's more one can do with the day for outdoors activities. And unfortunately our society is not equipped for changing everything to an hour earlier unless there's a daylight saving time change involved.
Just too bad for all those folks who have developed IT systems based on local time, rather than using UTC as a baseline. Suck it up! Tough luck!
New letter to the editor: A response to our recent article on daylight saving and time zones
Fatality risks in eccentric time localities: Not that elevated by José María Martín-Olalla
Finally we'll be back to real time tomorrow. What a relief. 😊
The kitchen clock has been on real time all summer. It kept me sane!
I mean, if you want to maximise daylight during working hours, you could just do business from 8 to 4 or from 10 to 6 for part of the year, instead of 9 to 5
But no, let's change the actual clock and throw people's sleep cycles* completely out of whack for a month, and let's not bother reckoning up the lost 'productivity' that brings with it, let alone the adverse health effects
*my sleep cycle
If you find the switch to Daylight Saving Time maddening, just imagine if you were in #Lebanon.
Fascinating story: Country wakes up in two rival time zones. Sounds like a scenario out of some sci-fi novel
Moving the clocks forward/back twice a year is such a stupid concept. If a job/hobby is dependent on the times it gets light or dark then surely changing the start/end time of just those dependent things is a far simpler and more logical solution! #DaylightSaving
Daylight saving is nonsense. I feel I found a way for me to opt out at least partly to my own benefit. I will never go back. I recommend everyone to do the same. Perhaps if we all do and perhaps even move our business schedule together with the shift in time we can force change.
And if we can't, at least some of us like me can opt out.
Fuck that shit.
Yes I gradually got up a little later, yes, but I kept being earlier than last year. I established a morning gym habit and I feel this was pretty great for my overall health and wellbeing.
Since in the past week I began to get up 10min earlier every day to keep myself in the same bracket and avoid jetlag next week.
Last October I bought the cheapest available Casio digital watch and made a bold decision: This watch and all other clocks that do not set themselves will stay in CEST and I would call it Egocentric Time. (EGT)
I did so because I decided that I want to opt out of this nonsense. I kept getting up earlier than I used to and tonight the rest of central Europe will return to my personal timezone.
We set the clock on the oven to Beijing time. It's convenient when the kid needs to FaceTime grandparents.
But the best part? No need to adjust for #DaylightSaving
#Today is probably a fail because the cats woke me an hour early by the clock, which means it was actually TWO hours early. I love being ON Daylight Saving Time, but SWITCHING to Daylight Saving Time is terrible. Same thing used to happen with my kids when they were small. Evidently the universe hates it when I sleep (because the universe revolves around me, obvi 😂).
Daylight Saving time in Summer gives us longer hours of daylight.
Standard Time in winter gives us few to no evening hours of light with which to socialize, exercise, etc.
We came so close last year to not having to "Fall back" to Standard Time this Fall and have today be our last switch, but it failed in the House.
We all want to stop switching the clocks. Would you rather: Keep Daylight Saving Time (summer hours) or Standard Time (winter hours)?
The spring forward clock change is always so hard.
But the frog friends hope you have a good day anyways... and have some flowers for you.
DM to order a frog friend of your own!
Most of USA and Canada go to "Daylight Savings Time" tonight.
It might have been a good idea in 1918... maybe not so much now.
1918 posters from when it first went into effect in the USA, promoted as tactic to help win World War I.
Get Your Hoe Ready!
"Springing forward into daylight saving time is a step back for health – a neurologist explains the medical evidence, and why this shift is worse than the fall time change"
Still don't accept it as a reason 😤
1:38 PM · Mar 19, 2010
I can't believe that the miniscule trace of energy _allegedly_ saved by #daylightsaving isn't offset by lost productivity, accidents, etc.
Virginia committee approve Senator Richard Stuart’s SB-1017, permanent Daylight Saving. Would put sunrise past 8am for 4 months. Cost lives in 1974. American Medical Association, National Safety Council, National PTA, dozens more urge for permanent Standard Time instead. Please oppose! #VALeg #DaylightSaving #StandardTime
Kid L (6yo) woke me up at 2:30am for no discernible reason. Just wanted to snuggle I guess.
Then I couldn't fall asleep so I finished yet another @scalzi book (this time it was Lock In, :chefs-kiss: although I was anticipating a double cross at the end that didn't happen).
Then, just after I finally fell back asleep, Kid A (6yo) woke me up at 5:30am because they were hungry.
Happy US daylight saving day to all who celebrate.