Don’t forget the Earth!!!

The Earth Hour, that is!

March 29th is Earth Hour Day. From 8pm to 8pm in your local time zone, you are to switch off the lights and stuff.

A number of astronomers out for an early evening look at the stars will thank you, and the Earth will thank you.

More details here.


  1. #1 Coturnix
    March 28, 2008

    8pm till 8pm is awfully short time, methinks 😉

  2. #2 Ricardo
    March 28, 2008

    An hour as of 8pm. So that would be 8pm to 9pm, right? 🙂

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    March 28, 2008

    OH, ok, we’ll do it until 9. I just so much did not want to be inconvenienced in any way…

    Yes, 8 to 9 local time, wherever you happen to be.

  4. #4 Tim
    March 29, 2008

    Perhaps an irrelevant aside but I can’t help wondering what all our ‘light pollution’ does to the Circadian Rhythms of everything from birds and bats to trees and gnats!

  5. #5 HadasS
    March 29, 2008

    Um, we did it here (Israel) about two days ago. It went well.

  6. #6 yiela
    March 31, 2008

    We had a great earth hour. Read aloud a short story by Theodore Sturgeon by candle light.