It happens twice a year, a change of the clocks for the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time. The change in the spring takes place at 2:00 am on the 2nd Sunday in March. That means this weekend, we will SPRING forward. At 2:00 am Sunday, we officially move our clocks FORWARD one hour.
The idea of adjusting the clocks to have more usable daylight hours is often credited to Benjamin Franklin. There have been several times it has been introduced, approved, mandated, and repealed in the US. This includes during and at the end of World War I, “War Time” in World War II, The Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973. There was also the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which set the current start and end of Daylight Saving Time as follows.
- begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and
- ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November
Now, most people will change the clocks before going to bed Saturday evening. For safety, at the same time, they should change the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their home.
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning; it will end on November 6th, when we regain that hour of lost sleep.