When Does Daylight Savings Time Begin?

Daylight Savings Time Change Clocks

If you are asking, “Did the time change today? Did Daylight Savings Time happen?” The answer is that Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end in the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona because those states do not practice Daylight Savings Time.

When Is Daylight Savings Time This Year?

Daylight Savings Time 2019 ends after Halloween when nights become longer and longer in the northern hemisphere as the calendar nears the Winter Solstice.

This means that we gain (not lose) an hour when we turn our clocks back an hour to 1:00 a.m. when our clocks reach 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

A helpful way to remember whether to set our clocks ahead or behind one hour during the Daylight Saving Time change for Fall 2019 is to “Fall Back” and “Spring Ahead.”

Time Change In Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law last year to put an end to the practice of setting clocks back and forward every six months.

But Florida still has to wait for the U.S. Congress to approve an exemption to remain on Daylight Saving Time throughout the year.

Daylight Saving Time will begin again on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Why Was Daylight Savings Time Created?

Daylight Saving Time started in Europe during World War I as a way to economize fuel usage. The United States started Daylight Saving Time a year after WWI ended in 1918.

Benjamin Franklin did not propose Daylight Saving Time. This misconception grew out of the proverb “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” that was published in Franklin’s Poor Richards’ Almanac.

How to Correctly Spell Daylight Saving Time

Is it “Daylight Savings Time” or “Daylight Saving Time”? The correct term is without the “s” but the added “s” has become widely used in the United States.

Daylight Saving Time Bad For Your Health

Losing an hour of sleep is bad for your health, studies find. The overall rate for stroke was 8% higher and heart attacks 10% higher in the days following the daylight saving time change.

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