Few facts on Daylight Saving Time

Few facts on Daylight Saving Time

If so, you'll be glad to hear Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 5th.

It wasn't until about a hundred years later that European nations like Germany (the first to adopt Daylight Saving during World War I), France, and England adopted the practice as a way to save fuel for the war effort.

Twice year, in most of the 50 states anyway, millions of Americans go through the chore of adjusting their clocks and watches either forward or backward.

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Warm, dry weather will accompany the time change this weekend, so enjoy some time outdoors after getting that extra hour of sleep. Chaos ensued- with neighboring cities adjusting their clocks weeks apart, so Congress passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966 to standardize daylight saving time.

On the other hand, the return to Standard Time also means it will be getting darker earlier - a sure sign winter is on its way. Set clocks ahead one hour.

What countries follow Daylight Saving Time? Daylight saving is repealed in 1919, but continues to be recognized in certain areas of the United States.

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Some countries refer to "Daylight Saving Time" as "Summer Time". A U.S. Department of Transportation study in the 1970s concluded that total electricity savings associated with daylight saving time amounted to about 1 percent in the spring and fall months.

1986-2006 - Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. This is also where you can find more information about timekeeping and daylight saving in the U.S.

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