• Europe moves to Summer Time this weekend

    clockEurope returns to Summer Time this weekend, with one notable exception, which means that clocks in North America and Europe will return to their customary offset. In North America, you know this better as Daylight Savings Time.

    For the past three weeks, European and North American clocks have been one hour closer together, which makes scheduling of conference calls and the like somewhat easier, but we lose that advantage with Monday morning’s calls. (Unless you have calls on Sunday, in which case, I am so sorry.)

    The clock moves one hour forward in every country in the European Union early Sunday morning, plus most other European countries. However, Russia will not. Russian remains on winter time (Standard Time) going forward. Belarus, Iceland, Georgia, Armenia and the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine do not observe summer time.

    Timeanddate.com has a great map illustrating the different European time zones and which ones observe DST. And if you need a little help with the time zone conversions – try their time difference calculator.

    Israel, Syria and Jordan moved their clocks forward on Friday morning, while the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Morocco advance over the weekend. And in the Southern Hemisphere, areas will begin moving off of summer time to winter time, including Australia. The areas of Australia which observe summer time will stop doing so on Sunday, April 5.

    Safe Travels!