Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday Morning
Don't forget to turn your clocks back.
Remember to move your clocks back an hour (“fall back”) before you go to bed Saturday night, as Daylight Saving Time will be ending at 2 a.m. Sunday. The change means sunrise will be at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, and sunset will be at 5:04 p.m.
Next week, this is expected to make the evening westbound commute into the sun a bit easier on drivers.
We can thank Benjamin Franklin (Mr. Early to Bed and Early to Rise) as having credit for being the first person to suggest the concept of daylight saving, according to author David Prerau, who wrote the book "Seize the Daylight: the Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time."
Daylight Saving Time officially started in the United States during World War I as an effort to conserve energy. The time change better aligns sunrise and sunset with people’s normal waking hours. It was instituted again during World War II. Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized this, in 1966.
Did you know that not all states observe the time change? Hawaii, American Samoa, Arizona, Guam, the Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands say no thank you.