Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow; Time to Turn Back Clocks

Be prepared to “fall back” early Sunday morning, as we gain an hour of sleep with the end of daylight saving time.

The switch happens on November 6 at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time.

Most devices connected wirelessly to the internet will automatically change, but don’t forget to change any clocks that need a manual change, such as a wall or microwave clock.

The reason the government set the designated time for daylight saving time to end at 2:00 a.m. is because most people are asleep

Once daylight saving time ends, most Americans will stay on standard time until March 12, 2017.

History Behind Daylight Saving Time

The notion for daylight saving time is traced to Benjamin Franklin, who figured that people could conserve energy and revel in an extra hour of daylight if they moved their clocks forward in the spring, according to David Prerau, author of “Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time.”

However, the United States didn’t implement the clock modification as a way to save fuel until May of 1916, in the midst of World War I. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether daylight saving really does save energy, according to several studies, including a 2007 Department of Energy study and a 1997 study on a residential home in Kansas, according to Live Science.

Not all U.S. states and territories take part in daylight saving time. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) don’t observe daylight saving time.

Source: livescience.com


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