When does daylight saving time end? When we ‘fall back’, gain extra hour of sleep in 2024

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When does daylight saving time end? When we 'fall back', gain extra hour of sleep in 2024

When does daylight saving time end? When we ‘fall back’, gain extra hour of sleep in 2024

In 2024, daylight saving time has once again begun, bringing with it the familiar ritual of adjusting our clocks. This year, millions of clocks sprang forward on Sunday, March 10th at 2 a.m. local time, granting Americans more daylight in the evening.

The Changing Seasons

As the Northern Hemisphere moves into spring, the Southern Hemisphere experiences the opposite, transitioning into fall. The spring equinox, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, falls on March 19, 2024.

When does daylight saving time end? When we 'fall back', gain extra hour of sleep in 2024
When does daylight saving time end? When we ‘fall back’, gain extra hour of sleep in 2024

 

Daylight Saving or Daylight Savings?

It’s important to note the correct term is daylight “saving” (not savings) time. However, the incorrect term “daylight savings time” is commonly used, particularly in Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Is Daylight Saving Time Going Away?

Efforts to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year have gained momentum. Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio are advocating for the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act, which seeks to make daylight saving time permanent.

Public Opinion and Legislative Action

Public opinion has played a significant role in pushing lawmakers to address the issue of daylight saving time. Many believe that the time change disrupts sleep and schedules. Despite these concerns, daylight saving time continues.

The End of Daylight Saving Time in 2024

This year, daylight saving time ends just days after Halloween. On the first Sunday of November, our clocks “fall back,” granting us an additional hour of sleep.

What to Know About Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time spans from March to November, during which most Americans adjust their clocks by one hour. This adjustment results in longer daylight hours in the evenings during the summer months and more daylight in the mornings when we “fall back” in November.

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