Setting Venus And The Start Of Daylight Saving

The planet Venus sets over the horizon as the Milky Way also makes it descent.

 

Venus Setting

 

This weekend also marked the start of daylight saving, which is the practice of advancing the clocks forward one hour during the warmer months.

The choice of whether to use daylight saving time (DST) in Australia is a matter for the individual states and territories. However during World War I and World War II all states and territories observed the practice of daylight saving. In 1968 Tasmania became the first state since the war to practice daylight saving. In 1971, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory followed Tasmania by observing daylight saving. Western Australia and the Northern Territory did not. Queensland abandoned daylight saving time in 1972. Queensland and Western Australia have observed daylight saving over the past 40 years from time to time on trial basis.

As you can see, guessing what time it is around Australia during the warmer months can be a little hit and miss. To illustrate here is a map showing the different time zones for each state.

 

Australia-Timezones-Daylight

 

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One Comment

  1. Lucy Torres October 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Carlos,
    BRING on the Milky Way!!!
    Love this photo… the twinkling stars, the trail and the gradated sky.
    Keep them coming!
    CHeers
    LUCY

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