Daylight Saving Time Pros And Cons For Skywatchers

I’m no fan of Daylight Saving Time. In spring it means we all have to stay up an hour later until the sky gets dark. That’s OK for now but by summer, when the sun sets at 9 o’clock followed by more than 2 hours of twilight, I’ve had my fill. Still, that extra hour…
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Lunar Triangle / Departing Venus Runs Into Mercury

After a busy weekend watching moonrises and lunar halos a guy needs a break. Today we catch our breath, astronomically speaking, so we can prepare for an exciting moon-star-planet conjunction and the return of Mercury on Tuesday. We’re now on UUT, universally unwanted time, better known as daylight saving time.  Studies have shown that DST…
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Bye, Bye DST, Hello Orion

Is it that time already? Tonight we throw off the shackles of Daylight Saving Time and turn our clocks back one hour. It’s nice getting that extra hour of sleep, but I never make up for it by going to bed earlier Sunday night. Instead, when it’s 11 0’clock (midnight in DST-speak) I figure it’s still…
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Oh No, Not Daylight Saving Time Again

Watch out! Here it comes. Daylight Saving Time returns this Sunday at 2 a.m. An exercise in delayed gratification, “springing forward” means losing an hour of morning sleep we won’t reclaim until Sunday, Nov. 6. That’s not all – the stars take a big step back. You might you’ll think get that hour back on…
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Daylight Saving Time Puts Spring Stars On Ice / ‘Cosmos’ Premieres Tonight!

It happens every year. The seasonal westward drift of the stars is temporarily put on hold when we “spring forward” an hour on the second Sunday in March. With daylight saving time or DST we gain an hour of evening daylight and lose an hour of early morning light. After a long winter, who doesn’t…
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