Daylight Savings Ends Tonight
Remember to set your clocks and watches back one hour Saturday night if you live in a U.S. region that switched to daylight saving time this spring.
Daylight Saving Time (sometimes erroneously referred to as “Daylight SavingsTime”) ends at 2 am on the first Sunday in November in the United States due to a change in an energy bill signed by President Bush in 2005.
Daylight Saving Time was born in the Standard Time Act of 1918 but was repealed in 1919 despite a veto from President Woodrow Wilson. The Uniform Act of 1966 re-implemented DST, but allowed states to opt out. The Arizona, Hawaii, and the Eastern Time Zone portion of Indiana have chosen not to implement Daylight Saving Time.
The manual changing of clocks is becoming less of an event as more people rely on smart TV’s, internet connected clocks, smartwatches and smartphones that automatically adjust to DST on their own.
Some states in the northeast are considering dropping daylight saving time and the eastern time zone altogether. Massachusetts is leading the charge of New England states that are considering the move to the Atlantic Time Zone while simultaneously ditching the twice-per-year time switch caused by daylight saving time.