Daylight Saving Time ending in the UK, the EU, and Ukraine: sunset times will be affected


Early Sunday morning, the United Kingdom, EU, Ukraine, and various other nations will change their clocks to go back to Standard Time and off of Daylight Saving Time:

28 October 2017

People across the UK will wake up having gained an hour’s sleep on Sunday morning, as the clocks go back heralding darker evenings and shorter days.

28 October 2017

On October 29 (the night from Saturday to Sunday), Ukraine turns clocks one hour back for daylight saving time.

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 29 October 2017, 04:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 29 October 2017, 03:00:00 local standard time instead.

Because of that, sunset will be over an hour earlier this Friday in many lands. This change will affect the USA and much of North America November 5th as that is when those regions go off Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time is controversial and various ones want to stop the need to change the clocks twice per year. Notice the following:

October 28, 2017

THE European Union is coming under pressure to stop daylight savings time after more than 70,000 Finnish citizens have signed a petition against the seasonal time shift, arguing it is making them ill.

The government of Finland should tell Brussels it wants an end to the EU diktat on daylight savings time, a Finnish parliamentary committee has said. …

The committee said that after hearing several experts, it concluded that people do not adapt smoothly to the changes.

It added turning the clocks caused short-term sleeping disorders, reduced performance at work and could also lead to serious health problems.

The committee said in a statement: “The primary objective should be to abolish the clock movements on uniform basis throughout the European Union.”

Within the EU, clocks always go forward on the last Sunday in March, and back on the last Sunday in October.

Health concerns aside, those of us who observe the weekly Sabbath from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday may wish to remember this time change. In places like where I am located, sunset on Friday will end up being prior to 5:00pm for many weeks.

This will affect not only those in the Churches of God, but others who keep the seventh-day Sabbath such as observant Jews and Seventh-day Adventists.

Here is a link for Sunset Times for the U.S.A. (and international cities if longitudinal location is known).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Sabbath in the Early Church and Abroad Was the seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath observed by the apostolic and post-apostolic Church? Here is a related sermon video The Christian Sabbath and How and Why to Keep It.
Early Sabbath Keeping in North America When did Europeans first keep the Sabbath in North America? Did the pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower keep Saturday or Sunday?
How to Observe the Sabbath How should you keep the Sabbath? This is an old article by Raymond Cole, with updated information for the 21st century.
The Dramatic Story of Chinese Sabbathkeepers This reformatted Good News article from 1955 discusses Sabbath-keeping in China in the 1800s.
Is Revelation 1:10 talking about Sunday or the Day of the Lord? Most Protestant scholars say Sunday is the Lord’s Day, but is that what the Bible teaches?
Is God Unreasonable? Some have suggested that if God requires Sabbath-keeping He is unreasonable. Is that true?
SDA/CCOG Differences: Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 The genuine Church of God is NOT part of the Seventh-day Adventists. This article explains two prophetic differences, the trinity, differences in approaching doctrine, including Ellen White. Did Ellen White make prophetic errors? Did Ellen White make false prophecies? Here is a version in the Spanish language: SDA/COG Diferencias: La bestia de dos cuernos de Apocalipsis y 666. Here is a sermon in the English language: CCOG and SDA differences and similarities.
Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible? This paper provides a biblical and historical critique of several articles, including one by the Tkach WCG which states that this should be a local decision. What do the Holy Days mean? Also you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days.

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