NCERT Class 6 Geography Chapter 2: Globe-Latitudes & Longitudes Complete Notes Part 7

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Globe - Latitudes & Longitudes

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time on Map

Daylight Saving Time on Map

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Now daylight saving time is also known as a summer time. And when we try to understand summer time in a simple terms it is setting a clock 1 hour ahead so it as to save a daylight. So it’s mainly common towards the polar region and not in equatorial belt. Towards the polar region what happened you would have a longer day during a summer and a shorter day in a winter. So observed more and more sunlight for a longer day that is a best idea is to increase the day time to set your clock 1 hours ahead. And you can take maximum advantage of natural light.

Now this concept is first introduce in Canada in 1908. However it was commonly brought into origin with Germany in 1916 and in 2016 we are celebrating a sanctuary of daylight saving time.

Now countries marked as blue color are countries of north hemisphere followed daylight saving time. The countries marked as a red are countries of south hemisphere that followed daylight saving time. The countries, which are dark gray color never, had daylight saving time. However, the countries, which are marked as a light gray color, had day light saving at some point of time. They used daylight saving but now are not using the concept of daylight saving.

So, it’s a kind of very popular concept. It usually start around March to April and end somewhere between September to November. The basic idea is you are setting a clock forward during the spring as a result daylight saving time starts early.