Daylight saving time: when do we “back off? “


CLEVELAND (WJW) – Every year most Americans face daylight saving time. But luckily, with fall upon us, we’ll all soon be gaining an extra hour of sleep with the change to the “back” time.

But not until November.

Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, with the clocks set to revert back on November 7 at 2 a.m.

The practice, which gives an extra hour of sunshine at the end of the day, was instituted in the United States in 1918 as a war measure to help conserve energy.

Real savings have long been a topic of debate, and for areas of the country where summers reach extremely hot temperatures, jet lag is not always welcome.

States, including Hawaii and Arizona, do not adhere to daylight saving time, which was part of the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

Hawaii abandoned the law in 1967, just a year after the national law was passed. Because the state’s proximity to the equator meant the sun rose and set at around the same time each day, daylight saving time didn’t make much sense in the state.

Arizona abolished it in 1968. However, the Navajo Nation in the northeastern part of the state is still seeing the change as the tribe spreads to several other states.

All over the world, daylight saving time is not very common. About 70 countries participate in the time change.

Daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March, with clocks set to “move forward” on March 13, 2022.


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