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Clock Changes in London, England, United Kingdom in 1979

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Start DST: Sunday, March 18, 1979
 1 hour forward

End DST: Sunday, October 28, 1979
 1 hour backward

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Mar 18

Forward 1 hour

Mar 18, 1979 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 18, 1979, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 18, 1979, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 18, 1979 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

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Oct 28

Back 1 hour

Oct 28, 1979 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 1979, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 1979, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 1979 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

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Daylight Saving Time in Other Years

DST changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

YearDST Start (Clock Forward)DST End (Clock Backward)
1970DST observed all year
* 1971No DST StartSunday, October 31, 3:00 am
* 1972Sunday, March 19, 2:00 amSunday, October 29, 3:00 am
* 1973Sunday, March 18, 2:00 amSunday, October 28, 3:00 am
* 1974Sunday, March 17, 2:00 amSunday, October 27, 3:00 am
* 1975Sunday, March 16, 2:00 amSunday, October 26, 3:00 am
* 1976Sunday, March 21, 2:00 amSunday, October 24, 3:00 am
* 1977Sunday, March 20, 2:00 amSunday, October 23, 3:00 am
* 1978Sunday, March 19, 2:00 amSunday, October 29, 3:00 am
* 1979Sunday, March 18, 2:00 amSunday, October 28, 3:00 am
All times are local for London.
*Some or part of this period was on double DST.

Detailed time zone and clock changes in London