What time is it in US ?

posted Aug 16, 2012, 8:51 AM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 8:51 AM ]
There is no one time in US. It depends on where you are in US and also the clocks are advanced in summer by an hour. 

There are four time zones in the U.S.
1) Eastern TZ
Example: Massachusetts, New York, Florida etc.
2) Central TZ (lags Eastern TZ by one hour)
Example: Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana etc.
3) Mountain TZ (lags Eastern TZ by two hours)
Example: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming etc.
4) Pacific TZ (lags Eastern TZ by three hours)
Example: California, Oregon, Washington etc.

Day light saving:
As the name suggests, the time is set in such a way that maximum daylight could be used. For example, during summer, the sun rises at around 4-5 o'clock. So the clock is set forward by one hour. This forces all activities to start one hour earlier so that maximum daylight is used till late in the evening.
Therefore:
The Clock is set back by one hour on the first Sunday of November 1 (Fall Season) at 2:00 am. Clock is once again set forward by one hour on the first Sunday of April at 2:00 am (Spring Season). The easiest way to remember this is FALL BACK, SPRING AHEAD.

By the way, Arizona is the only state, which is not affected by day-light-saving. People there do not ever change the time in their clocks
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