Daylight Saving Time in Other Years
|Year||DST End ( Clock Backward )||DST Start ( Clock Forward )|
|2021||Sunday, April 4, 3:00 am||Sunday, October 3, 2:00 am|
|2022||Sunday, April 3, 3:00 am||Sunday, October 2, 2:00 am|
|2023||Sunday, April 2, 3:00 am||Sunday, October 1, 2:00 am|
Today, most Americans spring forward (turn clocks ahead and lose an hour) on the second Sunday in March (at 2:00 A.M.) and fall back (turn clocks back and gain an hour) on the first Sunday in November (at 2:00 A.M.).
At present, daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. local time on Nov. 1, 2020, and begins again at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called ” Summer Time ” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates.
The clocks will go back one hour on Sunday, October 25 2020 at 2am. The clocks always go back on the last Sunday in October, and go forward on the last Sunday in March. Last year the clocks went back on Sunday, October 27.
Clock Changes in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sunday, April 4, 2021, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Apr 4, 2021 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
When does the time change in 2020? The official time for people to turn the clocks back an hour is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, meaning the time will go back to 1 a.m. You might get an “extra ” hour of sleep that day, but it will also begin to get darker earlier in the day.
All states but Hawaii and Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation) observe DST. The territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands also do not observe DST.
(CNN) Changing the clocks twice a year is intended to save energy, but there is a growing consensus that the change – which next occurs November 1 in the US – comes at the cost of human lives. The shifts disrupt our sleep schedules and harm our health, according to experts at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
“However, without DST, sunrise that same day would be 8:35 a.m., which means morning services would not finish until 9:15 a.m.” This would make it a challenge for religious Jews and Muslims who work nine to five to attend services and get to work on time.
Pro: Longer Evenings So, when we spring forward an hour in spring, we add one hour of natural daylight to our afternoon schedule. Proponents of DST argue that longer evenings motivate people to get out of the house. The extra hour of daylight can be used for outdoor recreation like golf, soccer, baseball, running, etc.
Congress gives states two options: to either opt out of DST entirely or to switch to DST the second Sunday in March. Some states require legislation while others require executive action such as a governor’s executive order.
Daylight saving time, suggested by President Roosevelt, was imposed to conserve fuel, and could be traced back to World War I, when Congress imposed one standard time on the United States to enable the country to better utilize resources, following the European model.
It happens at 2 am because the change in hour backwards in Autumn means the time remains within the same day (date) to minimise confusion in those who must be up and about. It remains at 2 am when moving forward purely to maintain a regular schedule.
Daylight saving time is one thing that Franklin did not invent. He merely suggested Parisians change their sleep schedules to save money on candles and lamp oil. The common misconception comes from a satirical essay he wrote in the spring of 1784 that was published in the Journal de Paris.