Report by Paula Antolini, March 9, 2019, 10:24AM EDT
Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins this Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. DST normally adds 1 hour to standard time with the purpose of making better use of daylight and conserving energy. This means that the sunrise and sunset are one hour later, on the clock, than the day before.
At the beginning of the DST period in the spring, clocks are moved forward, by one hour. When DST ends in fall (autumn), clocks are turned back again. DST does not add daylight, but it gives more usable hours of daylight. In that sense, DST “saves” daylight, especially during early spring. Standard time refers to time without DST.
Mar 10, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach 1:00 AM on
Sunday, March 10, 2016, clocks are turned forward 1 hour.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 10, 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
Also called Spring Forward, summer time, and Daylight Saving Time.
Remember to change your smoke detector batteries this Sunday… Remind your neighbors, friends and family.