Proposal OKs time switch
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#1 Jul 18, 2007
I would like for the state to be on the same time, and I would definetly prefer to be on Eastern.....
#2 Jul 21, 2007
I agree, Eastern with DST. Now that we have it, lets not bring up time again.
Since: Jan 07
#3 Jul 23, 2007
Looks like this discussion needs someone to voice the other viewpoint.
I think that it makes sense for Indiana to observe DST whatever months the states around us are observing it, although I would certainly would not mind if Congress decided to cut the DST period back to shorter than 8 months again.
I would also prefer to see the entire state officially on the same time, but I would definitely prefer that we return to the central zone where we started.
Assuming that we observe DST with the states around us, there are two options.
Option A: Shift about 1 hour 45 minutes of sunlight from morning to evening during the 8 months of DST and about 45 minutes from morning to evening during the other 4 months. This is eastern time, with an average of about 85 minutes per day of sunlight shifted from morning to evening in Indiana.
Option B: Shift about 45 minutes of sunlight from morning to evening during DST and about 15 minutes from evening to morning during non-DST. This is central time, with an average of 25 minutes per day of sunlight shifted from morning to evening.
For comparison, the typical or average pattern at the middle of a time zone would be about 60 minutes shifted from morning to evening during DST and no sunlight shifted during the non-DST months. This averages out to about 40 minutes per day shifted from morning to evening over the course of a year. This is a baseline against which to compare Options A and B.
I prefer Option B, partly because it more equitably balances our available sunlight between those who prefer enjoying it in the evening and those who prefer enjoying it in the morning.
Mon, 23 Jul 2007, 6:45 pm EDT
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