Monday, October 30, 2017

Fall Time Change: When Does Daylight Savings Time 2017 End?

Daylight Savings Time Changes At 2 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time 2017 ends as days become shorter and shorter while nights become longer and longer heading closer to the Winter Solstice.

So if you are asking, "When does Daylight Savings 2017 time end?" "When do we turn our clocks back?"  The answer is the date Daylight Savings Time (DST) will end for Florida is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The rest of the United States will also turn their clocks back on November 5, 2017 with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona because those states do not observe Daylight Saving Time.

This means that we gain (not lose) an hour when we turn our clocks back an hour to 1:00 a.m. when our clocks reach 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

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."

Daylight Saving Time resumes again on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

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 Savings Time Historical Facts:

Benjamin Franklin did not propose Daylight Saving Time. This misconception grew out of the  proverb "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" that was published in Franklin's Poor Richards' Alamanac.

Daylight Savings Time actually started in Europe during World War I as a way to economize fuel usage. The United States started Daylight Savings Time a year after WWI in 1918.