Sep 26, 2021, 2:00 am
In small parts of Antarctica
Note: Only some parts of Antarctica used DST in 2003.
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Mar 16, 2003 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, March 16, 2003, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 16, 2003, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Mar 16, 2003 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
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Oct 5, 2003 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, October 5, 2003, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 5, 2003, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Oct 5, 2003 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Is there Daylight Saving Time in Antarctica?
Although most research stations in Antarctica lie within the Antarctic Circle where Daylight Saving Time (DST) does not make sense as a measure to conserve energy, some of them change their clocks every year to stay in sync with the countries that operate or supply them.
Vostok Station, for example, doesn't use DST as it is in the Antarctic Circle and experiences 24 hours of sunlight during the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter.
DST in Locations in Antarctica in 2003 (19 Locations)
|Belgrano II Base||No DST||Marambio Base||No DST||Rothera Research Station||No DST|
|Carlini Base||No DST||Mario Zucchelli Station||Oct 5 - Mar 16||San Martín Base||No DST|
|Casey||No DST||Mawson||No DST||South Pole||Oct 5 - Mar 16|
|Concordia Station||No DST||McMurdo||Oct 5 - Mar 16||Troll Station||No DST|
|Davis||No DST||Neumayer-Station III||No DST||Vostok Station||No DST|
|Dumont d'Urville Station||No DST||Orcadas||No DST|
|Esperanza Base||No DST||Palmer Station||Oct 12 - Mar 9|