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Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 4th, Turn Clocks Back

Report by Paula Antolini
November 1, 2018, 4:00PM EDT

 

Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 4th, Turn Clocks Back

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time for the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.

To remember which way to set their clocks, folks often use the expression, “Spring forward, fall back.”

DST began on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2:00 A.M. and  DST ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 2:00 A.M. At this time, we “fall back” in the fall by setting clocks back one hour (i.e., gaining one hour).

Note: Since the time changes at 2:00 A.M., we generally change our clocks at Saturday bedtime.

Daylight Saving Time Dates

(The exceptions to DST are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.)

Year Daylight Saving Time Begins Daylight Saving Time Ends
2018 Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 A.M.
2019 Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 A.M.
2020 Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 A.M.

Read more about The History of Daylight Saving Time here.

 

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