Daylight Saving Time Ends today (Fall Back!)

Therese Apel

Daylight Saving Time ended at 2:00a.m., when we “fell back” one hour! Many people (who don’t have pets, young children, or night work) got an extra hour of sleep this morning, after the clocks change.

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time has been observed in the US for over 100 years. Technically, it is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during warmer months, and changing them back to Standard Time when temperatures cool.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight: moving the clocks forward one hour in the spring grants us more daylight during summer evenings, while moving clocks back one hour in the fall grants us more daylight during winter mornings.”

Daylight Saving Time always begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. To remember which way to set our clocks, we often use the expression, “spring forward, fall back.”

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