Sunday, March 12, 2017

Official U.S. Time After The 2017 Spring Daylight Saving Time Change

Did you oversleep or wake up too early?  What time is it?  Below is the official correct clock for Daylight Savings Time for each time zone in the U.S. after the Spring time change at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to  the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology.

When Is Daylight Saving Time?

The date Daylight Saving Time (DST) began in Florida was on Sunday, March 12, 2017. That means that we lost (not gained) an hour when we turned our clocks forward from 2 a.m to 3 a.m. on Sunday.

The rest of the United States also turned their clocks forward with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona because those states do not practice Daylight Saving Time. With the exception of the U.S. and some European countries, the rest of the world does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Do We Turn Clocks Back Or Forward?

A helpful way to remember whether to set our clocks ahead or behind one hour during the Daylight Saving Time change for Fall 2017 is to "Fall Back" and "Spring Ahead."

How to Correctly Spell and Say Daylight Saving Time

Is it "Daylight Savings Time" or "Daylight Saving Time"?  The correct term is without the "s" but the added "s" has become widely used in the United States.

Daylight Saving Time Bad For Your Health

Losing an hour of sleep is bad for your health, studies find. The overall rate for stroke was 8% higher and heart attacks 10% higher in the days following daylight saving time.

Daylight Saving Time In Florida

Do we need Daylight Saving Time in the Sunshine State? Probably not. That's because most of the State of Florida has a sunrise year-round before 7 a.m. with the exception of the Florida Panhandle.

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