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View Poll Results: Your preference on time zone
Green/eastern side of timezone/early sunrises and sets 2 5.26%
White/timezone center/meridian/neutral/avg sunrise and sets 11 28.95%
Red/western side of timezone/late sunrise and sets 25 65.79%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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As far south as 44N? Interesting perspective, 44N sounds like up north for most Americans. Up north here at 42N, our sunset is at 4:40 pm the first week of November.

In Europe, 44N is pretty southward.
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Depok, West Java (Jakarta area), Indonesia
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I just came back from Jogja (7.8S), sunrise was 05:41-42 am and sunset the annual earliest (05:27 pm) ... great experience, people there don't matter such sunrise times, traditional nightlife is wonderful there, especially in Malioboro street... for centuries!!!
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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I loathe "summer time" (actually 2/3 of the year) GMT +2 with a passion.It means that Paris is artificially at the time zone of Warsaw from spring to autumn. I'm all for going back to the soar, natural , hour.
Unfortunately EU technocrats don't have the same opinion, and they have the power over Time.
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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Why would anyone prefer the green zone? Early sunrises can be annoying if you sleep 'late' lol. That being said I'm not a supporter of daylight savings time, I think the sun sets late enough in summer. Do we really need daylight until nearly 10pm? (Melbourne, 37 degrees south of the equator).

I notice in Singapore the sun rises and sets late, because it's located further west than where it should be for it's time zone. Like it's in the time zone of Bangkok and west of Jakarta, which is GMT +7, yet is +8. So the sun rises about 7am and sets at 7pm year-round (since it's just a degree north of the equator). Of course twilight tends to be present a bit before sunrise and after sunset.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Depok, West Java (Jakarta area), Indonesia
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I loathe "summer time" (actually 2/3 of the year) GMT +2 with a passion.It means that Paris is artificially at the time zone of Warsaw from spring to autumn. I'm all for going back to the soar, natural , hour.
Unfortunately EU technocrats don't have the same opinion, and they have the power over Time.
Paris even its standard time is already DST, with summer time is double DST, look at the solar noon times
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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I preffer light red areas, of couse after the white areas. I live in a white/ very light green area and now in winter it's already dark at 6PM! Dont like it at all!! In cities like Recife its worse. The sun goes down in the opposite side of the sea and at 3PM theres no more sun on the beach...
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Depok, West Java (Jakarta area), Indonesia
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^^ I like that!!! Like java east coast!!!
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Shrewsbury UK
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I'd prefer BST (daylight saving) all year, the pre-4pm sunsets around Christmas are a pain as well as the sudden plunge to early evening darkness in October when the clocks change, yet it's not cold enough to feel wintry then.

As someone has said, March in the UK sees a total waste of daylight, they should go forward in February if they have to change. Back 2 months before the solstice, forward 3 months after, makes no sense. Especially since the sunsets are proportionately later in spring compared to autumn anyway, so a change as early as possible would work best.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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It should only be dark between 19:00 and 07:00 imo.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Depok, West Java (Jakarta area), Indonesia
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only my vote out of 27 votes, for the green area (early)...
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