Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daylight Availability - Sendai, Japan

To provide rescue workers with daylight availability data for Japan after today's earthquake and tsunami, we have added a sunrise/sunset table for Sendai.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Daylight Saving Time 2011

For those of you in North American jurisdictions that observe Daylight Saving Time, don't forget to 'spring' your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night! Official time change occurs at 2:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 13th.

Since 2007, daylight time has begun in North America on the second Sunday in March and ended on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.

Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. Indiana adopted its use beginning in 2006. In Canada, most of Saskatchewan, parts of Quebec, and Southampton Island in Nunavut do not observe daylight time.

Year   Begin        End
2007   March 11   November 4
2008   March 9     November 2
2009   March 8     November 1
2010   March 14   November 7
2011   March 13   November 6
2012   March 11   November 4
2013   March 10   November 3
2014   March 9     November 2
2015   March 8     November 1

Source: USNO and National Research Council Canada 

Cheers, Ralph

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ottawa Sunrise/Sunset Tables

Ottawa has been added to our city list of monthly sunrise/sunset tables.

Cheers, Ralph

@SunPosition Tweet Highlights - Feb 2011

Follow us at or @SunPosition. Cut & paste the links below to read the articles or click the links directly from our Twitter page.

Great idea, police use statistical analysis of accident reports - Bike, pedestrian crashes explained. February 28

We get a lot of enquiries about sun access. RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Where in a condo is your favorite suite?? February 26

Since when are 11 and 12 storeys called condo TOWERS?? In Timmins maybe, but in El Torro?? February 25

Congrats to Freed team: OMB allows developer to extend height of King West condos February 25

Congrats to the Freed team. RT @BuzzBuzzHome: OMB Says Yes to Freed; Vaughan Not Thrilled - February 25

Safety tips for pedestrians #sunglare February 25

RT @GetWindEnergy: “We simply cannot live here anymore” The noise and shadows from Wind Turbine... February 25

Urban_Toronto Word has it Empire Communities has bought 2183 Lakeshore West. This render is cool if true ^ES February 24

Way too many crashes due to #sunglare. Marshall County teen dies in three-vehicle wreck. February 24

Muzzle flash?? LOL Gun glare blamed in crash. February 23

LOL, the typo is their's, not mine. But, good driving tips re #sunglare. "Gun glare blamed in crash" February 23

Try signage?? #Sunglare impairs vision by school, student hit by car, 3 in area in past 2 weeks. February 23

archfeeds Via @ArchDaily - Sky Garden House / Guz Architects #architecture February 22

Be careful in bright #sunglare ppl. Three injured in downtown Montreal collision via @AddThis February 22

@ottawasuncom Thanks for the RT. Hope the #sunglare info is of value to #Ottawa drivers. February 22

@ottawasuncom #OTTtraffic Expect low blinding #sunglare week of Feb 21 straight ahead w/b 417 approaching Moodie +/- 5:20 pm February 21

@TrafficServices Expect low blinding #sunglare week of Feb 21 w/b Gardiner from Park Lawn to 427 +/- 5:45 pm February 21

A Tableau of pick-up sticks - via @addthis February 20

Solar panels get their moment in the sun - via @addthis February 20

What does #shadowstudy say? Boston architecture suffers from price of winning approval - Boston Globe: February 20

#Sunglare and deep shadows a bad combo. Woman, child struck by car in east end - CityNews: via @addthis February 18

Congrats to the team. RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Tableau Launches on February 19th! February 18

Urbanation Technology and the condo - taking a virtual tour: @LaInc_Creative February 17

Condo may rise from lumber yard at Dundas and Manning - concern re: shadows to north. February 17

Pedestrian fatalities at intersections often caused by #sunglare. Drivers please be aware of where the sun is. February 17

BuzzBuzzHome MarketTown Phase 2 Blasts Off - ...Barrie is rocking the condo scene. February 16

Unbelievable!! Updating Facebook during fatal crash. February 15

Driving on a clear, sunny day can be as dangerous as driving in rain, sleet or snow. #sunglare February 15

Polarized sunglasses preferred. RT @TrafficServices: Is your afternoon commute to the west? Sunglasses, a cle… (cont) February 15

At what time and where are the #sunglare hotspots on your daily commute? February 15

Make sure you see traffic signals correctly in #sunglare: via @addthis February 15

'World’s first skyscraper sought to intimidate masses' via @Jerusalem_Post #shadowstudy February 14

Pedestrian detection systems - I just think cars are getting too "smart" and "comfortable". No substitute for alert driver. February 12

The largest contributing factor in the Savannah NY school bus accident was #sunglare. February 11

Bicyclist killed when struck by motorist - #Sunglare is believed to have been the reason - POUGHKEEPSIE . February 11

Ideal driving conditions result in string of crashes day after storm - Caledon. #sunglare February 11

They've changed their minds. #Sunglare now thought to have contributed to crash. February 11

Sunny weather may seem ideal for driving, but #sunglare causes numerous crashes. February 11

Police: Sun glare did not cause injury accident Running a red light EB at 8:15 am?? Hmmm, no chance of #sunglare? February 10

Numerous traffic accidents the day after the winter storm #sunglare February 10

The sun feels stronger each day. No wonder, by 11th it'll be tracking the same path as at Halloween. Too bad it's snowing! February 9

Hard to believe, but yes it can happen - Semi rear-ends school bus #sunglare February 9

RT @lawscomm RT @bobfine: RT @govtechnews Kansas City Police Use Forensic Mapping to Investigate Accidents February 7

Dos and don’ts of winter driving - Plympton, MA - Wicked Local Plympton February 5

Noise & shadow flicker are subjects of Cape Cod Commission Hearing on wind turbine regulations - February 5

#sunglare + following too close = Crashes cause tie-ups on Niagara Thruway February 5

Yorkdale mall draws shoppers and condo developers February 5

Police say charges not likely in two-bus crash - Gatineau #sunglare February 5

Nice to see Clients on the list, congrats. RT @Urbanation 2010's Top Condominium developers - February 4

Sun glare behind string of crashes on 190 - Buffalo #sunglare February 4

@contact_mike Tx for the RT. To clarify, that post applied to the week of Jan 24. Expect #sunglare this week in that location at 8:20 am. February 3

@TrafficServices Oh I love the sun too - but not when it's straight ahead in my windshield. Anyway, let's hope for a nice day tmr. February 2

@Ottawa_Traffic Sunny forecast tmr so expect #sunglare straight ahead w/b 417 near Woodroffe 3:55 pm, w/b Baseline/Carling 4:25 pm February 2

@TrafficServices Mission accomplished. My #sunglare warnings have scared the sun away. February 2

@TrafficServices Nice sunny forecast tmr but expect #sunglare straight ahead e/b Gardiner approaching Jameson 8:20 am February 2

#shadowstudy shows approved development in Langley BC will shadow house for four months of the year February 2

February sunrise/sunset tables for major Canadian, US & Middle East cities have been posted. February 1
Cheers, Ralph