Daylight Saving Time around the world
Daylight Saving Time (sometimes referred to as Summer Time or abbreviated
as DST) is an idea that moving clocks forward by an hour in the Summer months when
days are longer might help citizens take advantage of the "extra" hour
of daylight. Over 70 countries use Daylight Saving Time, affecting over 1 Billion
people on our planet!
Daylight Saving Time starts and stops at different dates around the world. This
can make it difficult to know for certain the best time for making phone calls to
the other side of the world. Also, keep in mind that the Northern and
Southern Hemispheres on our planet have opposite seasons, so Australia can be
observing their Summer Time adjustments while North America is experiencing
is your best resource for checking out the time before you call, as we do all the
work of keeping up with each location's rules for observing Daylight Saving Time.
Most popular on our site is the Current Times adjusted for Daylight
Saving Time where you can see the time right now, anywhere in the world.
Also popular if you are planning ahead is our Meeting
Planner, where you can compare the time throughout the day in two or more
places, side by side. If you could use this data for your business, we also have
a subscription service available to license our International
Time Zone database for your own applications!
Daylight Saving Time in current news stories around the world