Today’s story is short and sweet. It’s about daylight savings on St. John. St. John and the entire US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on Atlantic Standard Time. We do not observe daylight saving time.
Between fall and spring, St. John is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Between spring and fall, we are on the same time as Eastern Standard Time. So currently, we are one hour ahead of New York City and the East Coast.
The only downside of not observing daylight savings on St. John, in my opinion, has to do with television schedules. Good Morning America, for example, now starts at 8 a.m. for us. Our favorite primetime shows start an hour late as well.
One good thing is that we do not lose an hour of daylight like many of you. The sunrise is currently at 6:19 a.m. and sunset is at 5:45 p.m. Our sunrise and sunset times don’t vary drastically here like they do in many places in the States. The latest the sun sets here is 6:59 p.m. and that happens in late June. It never sets after 7 p.m. And the earliest it sets is 5:41 p.m. in late November and early December. So year round, there is only a difference of about an hour and 18 minutes. (Click here to see all of the sunrise and sunset times.)
That’s all we have for you today. Some interesting “news” you can use. Have a great Sunday!