Spring Forward, Fall Back

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Did you know … Since World War I, the United  States has used Daylight Savings Time so that the hours of sunshine would do the most good. A chart from January, 1863 A chart from 1863 shows the time that the sun rose and set each day, broken down by months, for the whole year. It also shows that the sun rose at a different time in Boston, Massachusetts, (7:15 am) than Charleston, South  Carolina, (6:57 am) on January 31. On that same day, the sun set in Boston at 5:12 pm and at 5:31 pm in Charleston, so the days in winter were longer in the south. A chart from July, 1863 In the summer, the sun rose much earlier. Those in Boston on July 1, 1863, saw the sun rise at 4:26 am and set at 7:40 pm. For people living in Charleston on the same day, the sun rose at 4:55...

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