Now that the Senate has passed a resolution to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in 2023, what will the sunrise and sunset times look like during what was Standard time in Sedalia? I've done some research and have the answer for you.

And that answer is darker mornings, and daylight in the evenings until at least around 6:00 PM CDT.

What I did was simple. I looked up the sunrise and sunset times for Sedalia for a variety of days during standard time via Google search. I chose November 6, the day we set the clocks back for standard time. December 21, the shortest day of the year. Then I looked at January 21, and February 21. And then Saturday, March 11, the last day we generally observe standard time.

Here's what I found:

The last day of Daylight Saving Time (Rob Creighton)
The last day of Daylight Saving Time (Rob Creighton)
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The shortest day of the year. (Rob Creighton)
The shortest day of the year. (Rob Creighton)
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One month after the shortest day of the year. (Rob Creighton)
One month after the shortest day of the year. (Rob Creighton)
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Two months after the shortest day of the year. (Rob Creighton)
Two months after the shortest day of the year. (Rob Creighton)
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The last day of standard time before we spring forward. (Rob Creighton)
The last day of standard time before we spring forward. (Rob Creighton)
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You'll notice that most of what I found is that it seems that sunrise during the part of the year we traditionally observe Central Standard Time in Sedalia has sunrise occurring j well after 7:00 AM if we observe Daylight Saving Time. With sunrise in December and January occurring just before 8:30 AM CDT.

That said, we do get a significant bump in early evening daylight.  The sunset on the shortest day of the year will be 5:55 PM CDT. With sunsets in January and February occurring well after 6:00 PM CDT.

Like anything in life, moving to Daylight Saving Time year-round is a trade-off. And it definitely will take some getting used to. And it's just not us in Sedalia, that will have to get used to it. There are many parts of America that will be getting lighter later if the country adopts Daylight Saving Time year-round. You can see the impact Daylight Saving Time year-round will have on the whole country on cartographer Andy Woodruff's blog where he's created some handy blogs.

It'll be a while before this happens, however. Now that the Senate has passed it. The bill has to be passed by the House of Representatives. And then if it does, we still go back to standard time at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Before finally permanently switching to Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 AM CST on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

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