Friday, November 2, 2012

Get ready to turn back time

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning


By EXPRESS STAFF

In accordance with a federal law that applies to any state that uses Daylight Saving Time, clocks across the country will be set back one hour Sunday morning, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m., bringing brighter mornings and shorter afternoons.
The good news is that it should be a little easier to get out of bed Monday morning because the sun will rise one hour earlier than it did just days before.
Daylight Saving Time, otherwise known as “summer time,” was first introduced as a concept in 1895. The practice of changing clocks in the United States began after World War I to take advantage of longer days and save energy consumed by incandescent lights.
Only Hawaii and parts of Arizona do not conform to the time change. Indiana adopted the national standard only recently, in 2006.
Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time has been four weeks longer due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005, implemented to strengthen the electricity grid and further reduce energy consumption.




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