The story of daylight saving time ending is making headlines even in the UK. A headline in the Daily Mail Saturday read, "Don't forget to change your clocks! Americans gain an hour of sleep as clocks go back."
The Mail told readers, "It's time to fall back.
:Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.
"The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night."
The time change could cause extra problems this year because tomorrow, some folks will be waking up early to watch the solar eclipse, but if they forget to change their clocks, they will may miss it. More on the eclipse, the best time to watch and how to watch online here.
As previously reported, some countries, including Mexico, already turned their clocks back.
In most of the USA, Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. But there are some exceptions. For information on the states that don’t honor Daylight Savings Time and never “fall back” or “spring forward,” click here.
History of Daylight Saving Time
For more information on the checkered history of Daylight Saving Time, click here.
Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time
By the way, it is one of the most repeated spelling mistakes, but it is Daylight Saving Time without the “s”, not Daylight Savings Time.
Should we get rid of Daylight Saving Time?
Some say we should, and at least one politician in Florida has pushed for the idea. More on that here.
Remember, Fall Back, Spring Forward
We can remember the old saw, “fall back one hour” this time of year in the fall, and “spring ahead” or “spring forward” in the spring. Most of our electronic gadgets are preprogrammed to change time, but if you are flying with your iPhone or android phone on airplane mode, your phone is not going to know where you are and the time settings could be off.
Here’s the complete schedule of when you should fall back and spring forward over the next couple of years:
Fall back on November 3
Spring forward: March 9
Fall back: November 2
Spring forward: March 8
Fall back: November 1
Spring forward: March 13
Fall back: November 6
Don't forget to fall back tonight
But once again, for most of us in the US, the time change is this coming early tomorrow morning, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed. Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends tomorrow.