Al's Relative-to-Sunrise Epoch

Al's Relative-to-Sunrise Epoch

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OK, so we're all agreed that daylight savings time is a nuisance, yes?

And we're all agreed that we'd like to make the best use of available daylight, yes?

And we're all agreed that if it's going to be dark while we're awake we'd prefer darkness in the evening rather than morning, yes?

Then let me present you with Alun's Relative to Sunrise Epoch (A.R.S.E for short).

It's really simple. Each day, calculate the sunrise time and the duration until the next day's sunrise at your location. Then adjust the length of a second for that day so that there are exactly 86,400 of them until the next day's sunrise. So, with a slightly different length of a second we end up with exactly 24 "new" hours from sunrise to sunrise. Having done that, we simply define that the sunrise time is always going to be 7am.

Bingo! No more dark mornings in winter, and loads of spare daylight in the evenings in summer. All we need to do is throw away all our clocks and watches and replace them with more intelligent ones!

Like this one.

This is my widget to provide local A.R.S.E. time on your phone.

If you've not realised by now, this is just a very silly app that came about as a result of a very silly conversation about daylight savings time.

Recently changed in this version

How embarassing! Somewhere along the way I messed up and made the sunrise/sunset time display in UTC rather than local time. Now fixed.

By popular demand, I've now added a 4x2 widget which has big digits. N.B. this change may mean you have to remove and re-add any existing widget.

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Comments and ratings for Al's Relative-to-Sunrise Epoch
  • (80 stars)

    by Ian Jones on 01/02/2014

    It's what I've been waiting for. It makes these dark winter evenings much more enjoyable since they don't last as long anymore.

  • (80 stars)

    by Eifion Smith on 01/02/2014

    No more dark mornings. It's a time revolution.