Saturday, November 5, 2016

End of Daylight Saving Time this year

2 AM becomes 1 AM, Sunday morning November 6, 2016.

Image result for Clock set back ends Daylight Saving time picture"The Telegraph/Technology/Cameron Macphail, 11/4/16, "Daylight Saving Time in the United States: What time do the clocks fall back and when does winter officially begin in 2016." 
Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at exactly at 2:00 am on Nov 6th 2016 as the clocks go backward an hour to make it 1:00am. The mornings will get lighter and the evenings darker and those living in participating states of the United States had an extra hour in bed.
....  Daylight Saving Time occurs in many states and territories except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Island. Utah is considering the ending its participation in DST also. The end of Daylight Saving time in the US signals the onset of winter."  Read article.

Related, Daylight Saving Time changes.  .USNO Astronomical applications Department, "Daylight Time." "By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). The dates marking the beginning and end of daylight time have changed as Congress has passed new statutes. As of 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time (which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time). On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time (which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time). These dates were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005).  Good visual clock set-back,  Time and Date, "Time changes in year 2016 for USA."   

Related, it's not the beginning of Winter yet.  The Old Farmer's Almanac,  "In 2016, winter begins on December 21, 5:44 A.M. EST. Learn more about the winter solstice, facts, and folklore!"   Note graphic from Clip Art Kid, "Fall Back Clock.. end of  Daylight Savings Time, turn clocks back one hour at 2 a.m."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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