Friday, March 9, 2012

Turn Your Clock Back Saturday Night

During Daylight Saving Time, which begins in the spring, clocks are turned forward an hour, shifting an hour of light from the morning to the evening. When Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall, clocks are set back an hour and Standard Time resumes.

According to the present schedule—determined by the Energy Policy Act of 2005—the United States springs forward at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, and falls back at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.

United States 2012 Daylight Saving Time Schedule: In the United States, Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 11 and revert to Standard Time on Sunday, November 4. Time changes in the United States take place at 2:00 a.m. local time.

Incidentally, the correct term is daylight saving time, not daylight savings time. If you had it wrong, don't feel bad. More people Google the incorrect phrase than the correct one!

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