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Daylight-savings Begins with a Beautiful Day in Croton-on-Hudson

March 12, 2007

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Looking south from the Croton Yacht Club towards Half Moon Bay in Croton-on-Hudson, New York on Sunday, March 11, 2007, at 6:44 PM taken with a Canon Powershot SD500 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom.

In 2005, as part of an energy-saving mandate, Congress made daylight-saving time effective three weeks earlier this year and next. Lawmakers also added a week to daylight-saving time in the fall. After the two-year trial, Congress will then evaluate the benefits of starting daylight-saving time the second Sunday in March instead the first Sunday in April, and ending it the first Sunday in November instead of the last Sunday in October. Proponents of this plan argue that the shift would reduce America’s energy consumption during that period about 1 percent.

In Croton-on-Hudson, on the first day of daylight-savings, sunset came just before 7:00 PM, ending a beautiful Spring-like day that brought clear skies with temperatures in 50s.



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