Set Your Clocks Back This Weekend

DST Ends At 2 A.M. Sunday Nov. 4

Daylight Savings Time Begins| Courtesy of Associated Press

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.

DST ends Sunday, Nov. 4, so you should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. The change officially comes at 2 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in November.

DST started March 11, 2018. It will restart on March 10, 2019.

Sunday’s change means sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Nov. 4 than it was the day before, meaning there will be more daylight in the morning hours.

What to know about Daylight Saving Time:

Not all states observe Daylight Saving Time. Hawaii and Arizona skip the biannual tradition, as do U.S. territories Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

Although often listed as “Daylight Savings Time” the official name is Daylight Saving Time, abbreviated DST.

Since 2007, DST has started at the same time each year – the second Sunday in March.

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the idea of changing clocks during the year, though the attribution is likely overstated. While visiting Paris in 1784, Franklin wrote a letter to a Paris newspaper proposing a tax on those whose windows were closed after sunrise. The letter, meant to be completely tongue-in-cheek, was meant to encourage the use of sunshine instead of candles.



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