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Set Your Clocks Back – Daylight Saving Time Ends


Last updated 11/10/2017 at 9:51am

The time has come to change our clocks back, as daylight saving time has come to an end. Sunday Nov. 5 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks "fall back" one hour and we go back to standard time, which means the time we use for four months out of the year.

Many appreciate this time change because it means an extra hour of sleep, and everyone appreciates that. The mornings will be nice and bright, but the dark approaches much earlier than before.

Some states, however, do not take place in daylight saving time – Hawaii and most of Arizona. Under the Uniform Time Act, as amended, states can exempt themselves from observing daylight saving time by state law, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Some additional states have considered doing away with DST, rather than changing the clocks each spring and fall, but it hasn’t happened yet.

DST is meant to decrease the amount of daylight in the morning hours, so that more daylight is available in the evenings during the summer months. But now that we’re rolling into winter, you know what that means: it’ll start getting darker earlier.

So remember to turn your clocks back an hour, and enjoy that extra hour of sleep, if you want to sleep that is.

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