23-O by Roger

As I write this, it’s 11 O’CLOCK, or “of the clock” in the morning, Eastern Daylight Time. That happens to be the time ABC Wednesday usually starts each Tuesday for ME. But what time is it for YOU?

It’s 4 O’CLOCK on Tuesday afternoon in London, the time zone where ABC Wednesday’s creator, Mrs. Nesbitt is from. And it’s 5 O’CLOCK Tuesday afternoon where Melody resides.

It’s 6 O’CLOCK on Tuesday evening in Beirut, Lebanon and Tel Aviv, Israel; 8:30 O’CLOCK Tuesday night in Mumbai, India; and 11 O’CLOCK Tuesday night in Manila, the Philippines. But it’s 2 O’CLOCK very early Wednesday morning in Sydney, Australia, and 4 O’CLOCK early Wednesday morning in Auckland, New Zealand.

All calculations courtesy, thank goodness, of Time and Date.

But these will soon change because of Daylight Saving Time. It ends in most of Europe on October 28 but not in most of the United States and Canada until November 4. And in the Southern Hemisphere, DST has either already just started (Australia, New Zealand) or is about to (Brazil).

It’s interesting that, even in a world of digital clocks, that there are still references to clock faces in terms of direction, such as, “That plane is coming in from 9 O’CLOCK.”

No matter what O’CLOCK you come to visit, or what time zone, we ask you to clock into our ABC Wednesday widget and leave your links.

 

 

7 thoughts on “23-O by Roger

  1. Unbelievably, here in California, we will be voting on whether to keep Daylight Savings Time throughout the year. We already did this experiment in the 1970s, which failed royally. I guess only we old people remember what that was like when we were young. lol

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  2. I always associate changing to Daylight Savings Time with Halloween. We used to change just prior and I thought it was a good way for the kids to trick-or-treat without having to start late waiting for dark. Daylight Savings time isn’t my favourite. I would rather have sunlight at the end of the day rather than in the mornings now that I’m retired. – Margy

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