Whether you call it Daylight Savings Time, Daylight Saving Time, or DST, don't spring forward and turn the clocks ahead just yet. Since Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner, people are already asking when is Daylight Savings Time, and when do we turn the clocks ahead? Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning, March 9, 2014, according to the Brevard Times on Friday, Feb. 28.
Spring Forward, Fall Back
Daylight Savings Time, also known as DST, is a welcomed change from the cold, dark winter, and a holiday for most people. Are you confused with the date of when Daylight Savings begins and ends? You're not alone! The date changes every year. According to Time and Date, Daylight Savings Time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. Just remember the saying, "Spring forward, fall back," That reminds people to turn their clocks ahead in the spring, and turn them back again in the fall.
People are also confused as to which states observe Daylight Savings Time, and don't observe the time change. Some states like Arizona and Hawaii won't be observing Daylight Savings Time in 2014. The state of Rhode Island however, does observe Daylight Savings Time and will "spring ahead" at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, March 9, 2014. On that day, you'll lose an hour of precious sleep, but it'll be well worth it to have an extra hour of daylight in the early evening. Likewise, after a spring, summer and fall of longer daylight hours, most of the country will once again "fall back" at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, November 9, 2014.
Sources: Time and Date; Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory
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