This is the Sunday we “sprang ahead” to Daylight Savings Time.
Everyone seems to hate when DST ends in the fall, because it’s darker “earlier”.
Well, no. It’s darker at the same time; we simply look at our clocks differently.
DST is actually the “unnatural” way of measuring our days.
I’ve often wondered if the advice I read about avoiding the sun between eleven in the morning to one in the afternoon takes DST into account? Isn’t the sun supposed to be directly overhead at noon? Then wouldn’t the sun be hotter, brighter, more dangerous between ten in the morning and noon during DST because the sun would be at its zenith at eleven?
Several studies have found evidence suggesting that Daylight Savings Time is actually bad for our health. There are more heart attacks, strokes, and road accidents in the days following the spring ahead than there are at other times. And “falling back” triggers depression and earlier onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder in some people.
On the other hand, there is something to be said for the extra sunlight at the end of the Day Job day.