F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Jul 5 11:25:15 UTC 2012


On Jul 5, 2012, at 7:18 AM, Henning Stener <h.stener at sportradar.com> wrote:

> On 05/07/12 13:05, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>> On 05/07/2012 11:34, Jared Mauch wrote:
>>> Live further north and you will see the difference dst makes.
>> 
>> This is true.  Ireland, UK, NL, Denmark, northern Germany and northern
>> Poland are at a similar latitude to Polar Bear Provincial Park by Hudson
>> Bay.  With DST, we get much more usable evenings March through October, and
>> the sun rises at 05:00 instead of 04:00 in the morning, so early risers
>> don't get woken up at 4 every day.  During the winter, regular time means
>> that we have sunrise after 08:30 for 5 weeks.  At this latitude, DST is
>> serious win.
>> 
>> Nick
>> 
>> 
> 
> Live further north and you will see the absurdity of dst. :)
> I live in Norway. In summer the sun is up, in winter the sun is not up.
> At this latitude, dst is..meh.

I'm only at (aproxamately) 42.28755874876601 north. Once you go near 60 north the value changes significantly.

There is a band of latitudes where it does make more sense. 



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