1st 24 hours = Sunday at sun down, until Monday at sun down = water only.
Then from Monday at sun down, until Wednesday at 11:43 am Eastern Time (Jerusalem sunset) we will drink only water, coffee, broths, fruit juices and vegetable juices. No sugar. No honey. No vitamins. No sex. No artificer sweeteners. No corn syrup.
Coffee can have cream or milk. But no sugar. Can not drink entire glasses of milk unless under the age of 2 years old. But a little milk in coffee is acceptable.
All fasts will be finished Wednesday at 11:43 am Eastern time because that will be sunset in Jerusalem and Purim will be finished for all time zones worldwide. (Purim actually ends Tuesday morning at sunrise. But Jerusalem observes it differently.)If The Strong Delusion occurs before Wed at 11:43 am Eastern Time we will finish our fasting as soon as we finish counseling and warning our families and friends. This is most likely to occur on Sunday or Monday.
Everyone please understand that Purim and ALL days, Holy days and regular days, all begin at the rising of the sun. Click for proof.
The only reason that I said for us to begin our fasting on sunset this coming Sunday on Purim is that I expect The Strong Delusion to most likely happen on Monday March 9, or in the night time hours of the 8th. (Although it could occur as late as March 10-11 because Purim is observed on different dates by different groups.)
And therefore, I wanted us to begin our fast BEFORE The Strong Delusion, yet did not want to require the fast to begin at sunrise at the very start of Purim because there are many people who are not yet accustomed to fasting long periods of time, or else are out of practice.