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Daylight Saving Time–second half of 1978

Daylight saving time is often incorrectly referred to as “daylight savings time”. In some countries, it is also called “summer time”. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.

This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview over which countries and territories that observed DST during second half of 19781978.

Current country/territory names, rather than historic country names are displayed, so the list could contain countries that did not exist at the time.

This table is sorted by UTC time, in the order the changes occur.
Click on the example links for more details on the clock change.

Also see the page for first half of 1978 or the overview over start and end times for 1978 sorted by country.

 Local time change  
Time in UTCChange fromdirectionChange to Country affectedExample locations
Aug 3 at 23:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Aug 3 and Fri, Aug 4back toThu 11:00 PMMorocco - All locationsCasablanca
Rabat
Spain - Some of locations observing DSTCeuta (Ceuta)
Western Sahara - All locationsEl Aaiún
Aug 31 at 23:00:00 UTCFri, Sep 1 at 2:00 AMback toFri 1:00 AMSyria - All locationsDamascus
Sep 17 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Sep 17 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMMalta - All locationsValletta
Sep 20 at 15:00:00 UTCMidnight between Wed, Sep 20 and Thu, Sep 21back toWed 11:00 PMPhilippines - All locationsManila
Sep 22 at 01:00:00 UTCFri, Sep 22 at 3:00 AMback toFri 2:00 AMAlgeria - All locationsAlgiers
Sep 24 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Sep 24 at 4:00 AMback toSun 3:00 AMGreece - All locationsAthens
Sep 29 at 21:00:00 UTCMidnight between Fri, Sep 29 and Sat, Sep 30back toFri 11:00 PMJordan - All locationsAmman
Lebanon - All locationsBeirut
Sep 30 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Sep 30 and Sun, Oct 1back toSat 11:00 PMAlbania - All locationsTirana
Sep 30 at 23:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 1:00 AMback toMidnight Sat-SunHoly See (Vatican City) - All locationsVatican City
Italy - All locationsMilan
Rome
San Marino - All locationsSan Marino
Spain - Most of locations observing DSTBarcelona (Barcelona)
Madrid
Palma (Majorca)
Tunisia - All locationsTunis
Oct 1 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 1:00 AMback toMidnight Sat-SunPortugal - Most locationsLisbon
Oct 1 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMPoland - All locationsWarsaw
Oct 1 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMEgypt - All locationsCairo
Oct 1 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 1:00 AMback toMidnight Sat-SunPortugal - Some locationsAngra do Heroísmo (Azores)
Ponta Delgada (Azores)
Oct 1 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMBelgium - All locationsBrussels
France - All of locations observing DSTParis
Luxembourg - All locationsLuxembourg
Monaco - All locationsMonaco
Netherlands - All of locations observing DSTAmsterdam
Oct 1 at 04:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Sep 30 and Sun, Oct 1forward toSun 1:00 AMParaguay - All locationsAsuncion
Oct 1 at 05:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 1 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMBarbados - All locationsBridgetown
Oct 1 at 21:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sun, Oct 1 and Mon, Oct 2back toSun 11:00 PMCyprus - All locationsNicosia
Oct 8 at 04:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Oct 7 and Sun, Oct 8back toSat 11:00 PMCuba - All locationsHavana
Oct 14 at 15:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Oct 14 and Sun, Oct 15back toSat 11:00 PMMacau - All locationsMacau
Oct 14 at 21:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Oct 14 and Sun, Oct 15back toSat 11:00 PMSouth Sudan - All locationsJuba
Sudan - All locationsKhartoum
Oct 15 at 04:00:00 UTCSat, Oct 14 at 9:00 PMforward toSat 10:00 PMChile - Some locationsEaster Island
Oct 15 at 04:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Oct 14 and Sun, Oct 15forward toSun 1:00 AMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTPalmer Station
Chile - Most locationsPunta Arenas
Santiago
Oct 20 at 19:00:00 UTCMidnight between Fri, Oct 20 and Sat, Oct 21back toFri 11:00 PMIran - All locationsKaraj
Tehran
Oct 28 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTSouth Pole
New Zealand - Most locationsAuckland
Wellington
Oct 28 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:45 AMforward toSun 3:45 AMNew Zealand - Some locationsChatham Islands (Chatham Islands)
Oct 28 at 16:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTCanberra (Australian Capital Territory)
Hobart (Tasmania)
Melbourne (Victoria)
Sydney (New South Wales)
Oct 28 at 16:30:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTAdelaide (South Australia)
Oct 29 at 02:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMIreland - All locationsDublin
Isle of Man - All locationsDouglas
United Kingdom - All of locations observing DSTBelfast (Northern Ireland)
Cardiff (Wales)
Edinburgh (Scotland)
Glasgow (Scotland)
London (England)
Oct 29 at 04:30:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTSt. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Oct 29 at 05:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMBermuda - All locationsHamilton
Canada - Some of locations observing DSTHalifax (Nova Scotia)
Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Saint John (New Brunswick)
Oct 29 at 06:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTMontreal (Quebec)
Ottawa (Ontario)
Québec (Quebec)
Toronto (Ontario)
Jamaica - All locationsKingston
The Bahamas - All locationsNassau
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAtlanta (Georgia)
Augusta (Maine)
Baltimore (Maryland)
Boston (Massachusetts)
Charleston (West Virginia)
Columbia (South Carolina)
Columbus (Ohio)
Concord (New Hampshire)
Detroit (Michigan)
Hartford (Connecticut)
Louisville (Kentucky)
Miami (Florida)
Montpelier (Vermont)
New York (New York)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Raleigh (North Carolina)
Richmond (Virginia)
Washington DC (District of Columbia)
Oct 29 at 07:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTRainy River (Ontario)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAustin (Texas)
Bismarck (North Dakota)
Chicago (Illinois)
Dallas (Texas)
Des Moines (Iowa)
Houston (Texas)
Jackson (Mississippi)
Kansas City (Missouri)
Lincoln (Nebraska)
Little Rock (Arkansas)
Madison (Wisconsin)
Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
Minneapolis (Minnesota)
Montgomery (Alabama)
Nashville (Tennessee)
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
St. Louis (Missouri)
St. Paul (Minnesota)
Topeka (Kansas)
Oct 29 at 08:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTCalgary (Alberta)
Edmonton (Alberta)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAlbuquerque (New Mexico)
Billings (Montana)
Boise (Idaho)
Cheyenne (Wyoming)
Denver (Colorado)
Rapid City (South Dakota)
Salt Lake City (Utah)
Oct 29 at 08:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTWinnipeg (Manitoba)
Oct 29 at 09:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTVancouver (British Columbia)
Mexico - Some of locations observing DSTMexicali (Baja California)
Tijuana (Baja California)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTLas Vegas (Nevada)
Los Angeles (California)
Portland (Oregon)
Sacramento (California)
Salem (Oregon)
San Diego (California)
San Francisco (California)
San Jose (California)
Seattle (Washington)
Oct 29 at 10:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTYakutat (Alaska)
Oct 29 at 11:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAnchorage (Alaska)
Fairbanks (Alaska)
Unalaska (Alaska)
Oct 29 at 12:00:00 UTCSun, Oct 29 at 2:00 AMback toSun 1:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAdak (Alaska)
Nov 12 at 10:30:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Nov 11 and Sun, Nov 12forward toSun 1:00 AMCook Islands - All locationsRarotonga
Dec 2 at 13:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Dec 2 and Sun, Dec 3forward toSun 1:00 AMNew Caledonia - All locationsNoumea (New Caledonia)

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1978first half of 1978second half of 1978
1979first half of 1979second half of 1979
1980first half of 1980second half of 1980

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