Falling Backward

Forerunner of the pocket watch from 16th Century Germany

A 16th Century watch from Nuremberg, Germany. Image credit: Pirkheimer/Wikimedia

It’s that time of year again, at least if you live in most of the United States:

Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time was extended one month and the schedule for the states of the United States that adopt daylight saving time are:

2 a.m. on the Second Sunday in March to
2 a.m. on the First Sunday of November.

Daylight Saving Time – North America

Now you understand as much about why we do this as I do.

If you’ve updated your computer’s time zone data in the last six years, or you’ve checked your cell phone, you already know what time it is. Otherwise, it’s probably an hour earlier than you think it is, and you may want to set your clocks accordingly.


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One Response to Falling Backward

  1. Expat says:

    One might think it more efficient and effective for opening hours to be posted as Winter or Summer hours (maybe even noting the date of change).

    Cujo359 responds: Good grief, I’m supposed to get e-mail when someone comments here…

    Anyways, lots of places in America already have different hours for the season. It certainly could be done by many others that might have to. Why we go through this every year really is a mystery to me.

    Thanks for commenting, and sorry for the long delay in discovering your comment.

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