Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2011

Daylight Savings Time 2011-when to start? With Daylight saving time coming, there would be longer, more light-filled days. Also, this means that all clocks that don't automatically switch over will have to be manually moved ahead one hour.

Daylight Savings Time starts on the second Sunday in March. This year the time change starts on Sunday, March 13 and ends Sunday, November 6. So, set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning on March 13. But not all states observe the time difference like Hawaii, most of Arizona, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

And for the for list of current times around the world, and which places are observing DST at the moment, check out the Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2011 at timeanddate.com.

What is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (or summertime as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. During Daylight Saving Time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning, when people are usually asleep anyway, and sets one hour later in the evening, seeming to stretch the day longer.
Northern Hemisphere
Daylight saving time begins in the northern hemisphere between March–April and ends between September–November. Standard time begins in the northern hemisphere between September–November and ends between March–April. Many countries in the northern hemisphere may observe DST.

Southern Hemisphere
Daylight saving time begins in the southern hemisphere between September–November and ends between March–April. Standard time begins in the southern hemisphere between March–April and ends between September–November. Many countries in the southern hemisphere may observe DST.
Why Observe DST?
Many countries observe DST, and many do not. The reason many countries implement DST is in hopes to make better use of the daylight in the evenings, as well as some believe that it could be linked to reducing the amount of road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time with friends and family and can even boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activities.