Daylight saving time is just around the corner and that means one thing: It’s time to change the clock. Plus, there’s good news! Since daylight saving time will be over soon, that means the clocks will turn back. To learn more about the time change, continue reading below:
When does daylight saving time time end?
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at 2 a.m. marks the end of DLS time. That means U.S. states that participate will turn their clocks back one hour to 1 a.m. This means there will be an additional hour of sleep for people in those states.
Did you know there’s a mnemonic to help you remember?
To help remember if we lose an hour or gain an hour, just remember: "Spring head, fall back." [Set your clocks ahead in the spring, and back in the fall.]
Do you have to change clocks manually?
It depends. Most smartphones, mobile devices, tablets and cable boxes change the time change automatically. However, traditional clocks, watches, other non-Internet-enabled devices (stoves, microwaves, radios alarm clocks) will need to be changed the old-fashioned way.
Where does DST not occur?
If you live in one of the following U.S. states or territories you do not have to worry about changing the time: Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Last year, Utah was reportedly thinking about ditching DST.
When will the clocks change, again?
States and territories that observe the time change won’t have to worry about springing ahead until Sunday, March 13.
Who started DLS?
Everyone can thank Benjamin Franklin. The inventor conceived the idea as American delegate in Paris in 1784, Acurite.com wrote. Franklin wrote the essay "An Economical Project.” However, it wasn’t observed in the U.S. until 1918, when it was done to save energy during World War I.
— No Bull Trucking (@nobulltrucking) October 12, 2015
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