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Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back

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Electric Time Company employee Dan Lamoore adjusts the color on a 67-inch square LED color-changing clock at the plant in Medfield Mass. As most U.S. residents prepare to

Do not forget to turn back your clocks this weekend!

Turning back the clock Sunday pushes sunrise and sunset back an hour.

Consider it an early holiday gift: an extra hour to sleep in Sunday morning - unless the sun coming up an hour earlier and peeking through the bedroom window disrupts your slumber. However, that also means your evening commute may be in the dark.

We all have opinions on daylight saving time, though truth to tell, I always need to stop and figure it out a little.

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Moving to Atlantic time would be equivalent to year-round daylight savings time, ending the practice of moving clocks forward and back twice a year and bringing an extra hour of afternoon daylight in the winter.

Can you believe it's already time to set your clocks back? The idea was that shifting the clock would mean the best hours of sunlight happened at the most opportune time of the day. As a result of this essay, Franklin is often erroneously given the honor of "inventing" daylight saving time, but he only proposed a change in sleep schedules-not the time itself.

Through 2006 the first day of daylight saving time most frequently happened before October 31 - Halloween.

March 19, 1918 - The Standard Time Act establishes time zones and daylight saving. It was repealed in 1919, but reinstated during World War II. In March, the Utah state legislature rejected a bill that would have ended daylight saving time.

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