Sunday, November 5, 2017

What Time Is It Now After 2017 Fall Daylight Saving Time Change?



Did you oversleep or wake up too early?  What time is it?  Below is the current correct clock for Eastern Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Eastern Time zone after the Fall time change at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.


When Is Daylight Saving Time?


The date Daylight Saving Time (DST) ended in Florida was on Sunday, November 5, 2017

That means that we gained (not lost) an hour when we turned our clocks forward from 2 a.m to 1 a.m. on Sunday.

The rest of the United States also turned their clocks back on November 5, 2017, 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 word 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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