Daylight saving time all the time? Here’s what that would look like
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A move by the United States Senate on Tuesday brought the nation a step closer to year-round daylight saving time, and while it’s not a foregone conclusion, such a move would change the look of things in 21Country and elsewhere.
It would be of particular note in the winter months, when a shorter span of daylight would make for darker mornings.
The measure -- if enacted -- would take effect in the fall of 2023, but ABC21 checked the data for the winter ahead to get a sense of how things would change. On Dec. 1, 2022, the sun would officially rise in Fort Wayne at 8:44 a.m. under daylight saving time. It would set at 6:14 p.m.
For Jan. 1, 2023, the sunrise and sunset split would be 9:04 a.m. and 6:24 p.m.; for Feb. 1, 2023, it would be 8:49 a.m. and 6:58 p.m.
Detractors of such a change often point to the darkness of the morning, when children head off to school and workers take to the roads and public transit, but Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), one of the sponsors of the “Sunshine Protection Act,” calls the proposal a “big, sensible step forward.”
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