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Upcoming Daylight Saving Dates

Many countries will be starting or ending their daylight saving time (DST) schedule in March and April.

Check out the Daylight Saving Time Dates for 2011 to find out if and when your country will be changing its clocks for DST.

iPad App: Day and Night World Map HD

The Day and Night World Map is now available in high definition for iPad. It features an animated world map that shows the current position of the sun and moon, and three levels of twilight.

Watch the daylight and the night move across the planet at different speeds or choose a preset season such as the March equinox or the December solstice.

Now iPad users can see where in the world it is daytime and where it is night in the high definition quality of the Day and Night World Map HD iPad app, which is now available in iTunes.

Earth Hour 2011

Turn your lights off for one hour on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:30pm (20:30) local time to help raise awareness about climate change and energy consumption during Earth Hour.

In only five years, Earth Hour has spread from a national Australian campaign into a worldwide event with millions of people participating from more than 128 countries. This year's Earth Hour adds an extra challenge by asking people to go beyond the hour and see what else they can do to use less energy.

World Clock Gold iPhone App

The Gold version of our World Clock–Time Zones iPhone app features the same benefits as the original version but without ads.

Now iPhone users have more room to browse through the main content. Download the
World Clock Gold-Time Zones now in iTunes.

The March Equinox

The March Equinox is on March 20 at 23:21 (11:21pm) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in 2011. It marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and fall (autumn) in the southern hemisphere.

March Equinox

The March Equinox is the movement when the sun crosses the equator and shines directly on the equator. The length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world. Although many believe that the length of night and day is equal, you can find out why day and night are not exactly of equal length on our website.

Learn more about the special customs and holidays that occur around the March equinox.

Monthly Poll

March Poll

Question: Will you play pranks on people on April Fool's Day?

Yes, I have a couple pranks ready.
Maybe, I haven’t done it in a while.
Maybe, but I always get pranked on.
No, I always forget to.
No, I'm too old for pranks.
When is April Fool's Day?
Vote online if you are having troubles with the vote function.

February Poll Results

Poll results for last month's poll question:
“How do you know when DST starts or ends in your country/area?"

All the Time in the World

by Allan Eastman

Allan Eastman Allan Eastman left behind his successful career as a Film and Television Director and Executive Producer to travel the world. He has visited over 100 countries on all six continents. He spends most of his time reading, writing and thinking about things. He is an amateur historian, a music archivist, a reasonable chef and a seeker after happiness .

This month's guest feature article from Allan Eastman is not available due to Allan's travels. Be sure to check out next month's newsletter for the newest article from Allan Eastman.

Read previous articles from Allan Eastman in our guest feature section All the Time in the World.

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FAQ/Tip of the Month

Have you ever wondered if you were born on a Monday or a Saturday?

Now you can easily find out by creating a calendar for any year to see what day of the week it was when you were born.

Simply enter in the year and the country, then select “Create calendar”.

A calendar for that year will appear where you can find the exact day and week number you were born. You can also find out which holidays and observances your country celebrated that year.

Check out other uses for the date calculators on our website.

Did You Know...

…Australia's Lord Howe Island will move its clock 30 minutes back when daylight saving time (DST) ends in Australia on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Not all areas move their clocks forward and back a full hour when DST starts and ends.

There are even areas such as
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada that start and end DST a minute past the hour rather than the top of the hour.

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Time Zone News

Daylight Saving Starts in Cuba on March 20, 2011
Cuba's daylight saving time schedule will begin at midnight (00:00) between Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, in 2011.

Chile Extends DST Due to Energy Crisis
The Chilean government has extended daylight saving time (DST) to continue until April 2, 2011, to promote energy savings.

Europe Starts Daylight Saving on March 27, 2011
Most of Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) will begin daylight saving time, which is also known as “summer time” on Sunday, March 27, 2011.

USA and Canada Start DST on March 13, 2011
Most of the United States and Canada will move their clocks forward in observance of daylight saving time on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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