NO to Daylight Saving!
Why Queensland does NOT have Daylight Savings.
Wonder why, Living in this great state we don't have the Daylight savings time zone during summer?
First of all the sun will rise later in the morning the further north you travel, you can notice this when watching Live breakfast shows,
like Sunrise on Channel Seven and Today on Nine,
They may do a live crosses to Cairns or Mt Isa,
It would be 6.30am and it is daylight in Toowoomba (QLD, where I live) and also in
NSW where their studio is, but it is still dark
up in Cairns.
Why is this so?
Why do so many people up North not want Daylight Saving, and get a extra hours of sunlight after work??
So I did so research, unlike some people,
One of my favorite links on the web is the Bureau of Meteorology site,
to checkout the rain fall with Land radar and also has Satellite images.
Checkout the Visible Images in the morning you can see the sunrise comes across the landscape.
Straight away you see ,in Summer the sun does not rise in the Due East and set in the Due West !
The sun rises in the South East and sets more in the North West,
so it does not follow the states Borders and the time Zones should not either.
The time zones are setup across the world to align the Daylight to the local time.
So now we know the sunrises at 45 deg across our country, in effect places north of Brisbane,
e.g. Townsville should be on the same Time zone as Adelaide,
and Weipa should be on the same Time zone as Perth !!!
13 Jan 05:25AM Eastern Daylight Time /ESDT, This is 4.25AM EST (QLD time)
13 Jan 06:25AM Eastern Daylight Time /ESDT, This is 5.25AM EST (QLD time)
13 Jan 07:25AM EDT/ESDT, This is 6.25AM EST
(Images are from: JMA and NOAA GOES-9 image via Bureau of Meteorology.
GMS-5 backup with GOES-9 operated by the joint effort of JMA and US NOAA
NESDIS over the western Pacific.)
Different Time Zones IN QLD
This is another Idea some people have come up with. Well that's a great Idea, lets split the state in half.
We are a Complete State not a half broken up southern State, and it just seems to me that a lot of these people who want
Daylight saving here in Our Great State , have escaped from the southern states to live in up here, and are hell bent on turning Queensland
into the same place they just moved from.
I noticed a news article in www.news.com.au Site and it is starting to list some things people do not like about Daylight Savings.
That's My 2 cents..Let me know what you think,
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