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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
    Queensland is probably quite right not to adopt it. For Tasmania, it may well be a great benefit.
    I think we are so far east in the time zone here in south east Queensland it would make sense to be in a different time zone all year. Civil Twilight sunrise is at 4:30am in summer, sunset twilight finishes at 7:15pm. Even in mid winter civil twilight starts at 6am and sunset twilight finishes at 5:30pm. A half hour shift would work for me all year, not just in summer. However people here adapt, there are A LOT of people at the beach before work at 5am in summer and still a fair few in winter.
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    So really day light "saving" is pretty much a con outside Tasmania and Melbourne
    Yes as a Tasmanian daylight saving only has pros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzie View Post
    I think we are so far east in the time zone here in south east Queensland it would make sense to be in a different time zone all year. Civil Twilight sunrise is at 4:30am in summer, sunset twilight finishes at 7:15pm. Even in mid winter civil twilight starts at 6am and sunset twilight finishes at 5:30pm.
    sounds as though your existing time zone is just about "perfect"
    in Summer civil twilight starts about 7-1/2 hours before midday and ends about the same length of time (7-1/4 hours) after mid-day.
    winter is similarly balanced.


    Here's something radical -- SE Queensland could have daylight "saving" in winter
    civil twilight would then commence at around 7 AM and end at about 6:30 PM
    regards from Canada

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    Depends on your philosophy of perfectly balanced. The commercial world likes to tip the scale toward extending the trading day after lunch. Normal 9-5 is 3 before 5 after, extended trading would be more like 6 before 9 or 10 after.
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    We are getting ready to go off DST in 3 weeks or so. Then SWMBO will have me put up the good drapes and curtains. Now that we will have one less hour of daylight the good drapes and curtains won't fade as much.

    Yeah I know. That makes as much as changing the signs on the clock from PDT to MST.
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    I don't know about it fading curtains, but I can state with certainty that prior to the introduction of daylight saving I had dark hair. Now it's grey!

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    The extra hour of daylight is great for those with solar panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Al View Post
    The extra hour of daylight is great for those with solar panels.

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    Sorry Alan,
    But how can that be better for the solar panels?They still see the same amount of sunlight irrespective of how we pretend to manipulate the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Sorry Alan,
    But how can that be better for the solar panels?They still see the same amount of sunlight irrespective of how we pretend to manipulate the clock.

    Cheers Matt

    The extra hour of daylight in the afternoon, plus the GST on SUNday.

    (GST = Greater Sunlight Time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Al View Post
    The extra hour of daylight in the afternoon, plus the GST on SUNday.

    (GST = Greater Sunlight Time).

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    Alan
    With the greatest respect I still donít understand Daylight Saving...?Daylight Saving...?Daylight Saving...?.
    They are (the solar panels) still getting the same amount of sunlight,
    The sun does not rise later or early itís just we have moved the clock hands a little bit.

    Cheers Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Al View Post
    The extra hour of daylight is great for those with solar panels.

    Alan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Alan
    With the greatest respect I still don’t understand Daylight Saving...?Daylight Saving...?Daylight Saving...?.
    They are (the solar panels) still getting the same amount of sunlight,
    The sun does not rise later or early it’s just we have moved the clock hands a little bit.

    Cheers Matt
    The solar panels get the extra sunlight the same as the curtains, the difference being that it is detrimental to the curtains but advantageous to the solar panels.
    I've heard that banana growers aren't keen on daylight saving either, as they believe that the extra sunlight puts more of a curve in the fruit, creating problems in the packing sheds.
    Anyway, daylight saving only lasts for 6 months, everything will return to normal when the clocks are turned back.

    On a safety note, those of us who are taking down or putting up curtains, please be careful when using ladders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrich View Post
    We are getting ready to go off DST in 3 weeks or so. Then SWMBO will have me put up the good drapes and curtains. Now that we will have one less hour of daylight the good drapes and curtains won't fade as much.
    what I find snicker worthy about this

    if you open the curtains in the morning to let in the light and close them at night to keep out the dark, then daylight "saving" should result in LESS fading as the curtains are exposed to less sunlight between dawn and when you get up and open them to "let in the light".
    regards from Canada

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    Close the curtains to keep out the dark? I thought closing the curtains would make it dark.

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    And I thought this was the JOKES forum instead of nothing to do with Woodwork.
    With daylight saving, you can get up at the same time and if you work until it gets dark (like I often do) then you can get more done.

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