So, when we are getting plenty of daylight, they give us an hour, and when we have little, they take it away. Maybe it makes sense to someone. Don't really care where the politicians set the clock, but don't see any purpose to moving it back and forth. (never got around to changing the clock in the car last fall, now I don't have to, I hope I can remember that is 'right' again:smile Alaska goes from 130w to 172e longitute, so would be in 6 different time zones, at this latitude they cover less distance than to the south. We presently are in practice in 2, we used to be in practice in 5. All the state except the outer Aleutians, the Near Islands (the Russians named them) is in the same zone. So part of the state is over 3 hours off solar time. The state capitol in the southeastern part of the state used to be on the same time as Seattle, when there was a campaign to move the capitol closer to the center of the state, the people in the capitol, to head this off, moved closer in zones to the rest of the state. Where I am in southcentral used to be on the same time as Hawaii, we are at the same longitute, now we are an hour off.