June 21 2022 – the solstice

This year, the June solstice will fall on 21 June.  As most people know, In the northern hemisphere, it is the day of the year when there is the most daylight and when the Sun is at its highest in the midday sky. The origin of the word solstice is from two Latin words:  sol, which… Continue reading June 21 2022 – the solstice

The equinox 20 March 2022

In 2022 March 20 is the date of the March equinox and is also the first day of spring (or the first day of autumn if you're one of my readers in the Southern Hemisphere). In this post I’ll talk about the equinoxes and discuss the commonly held, but incorrect, view, that they are the… Continue reading The equinox 20 March 2022

Happy New year 2022

Happy new year to all my readers! Shortly after most of Europe and North America moved back to winter time from Daylight Saving Time, I created a poll to see how  my readers living in these regions felt about the switch. Now that we’ve  entered the  new year, I’ve decided to close the poll and… Continue reading Happy New year 2022

Poll – Would you abolish DST?

Update 1 January 2022. This poll is now closed. To see the results click here Now that Europe and North America have moved back to winter time from Daylight Saving Time  my readers living in these regions will be experiencing the darker evenings and lighter mornings. I have decided to create a poll about how… Continue reading Poll – Would you abolish DST?

Daylight Saving Time ends

In the early hours of Sunday 31 October the clocks go back an hour throughout most of Europe and daylight saving time (DST) comes to an end. In this post I'll talk about the practice of putting the clocks backwards and forwards and why this may be coming to an end  The beginning of DST… Continue reading Daylight Saving Time ends