Daylight Savings Begins This Weekend
This Sunday morning at 2, the clocks will be turned forward 1 hour to 3 a.m.
While we will gain an extra hour of sunlight in the evening, we will lose an hour of sunlight in the morning. For the last few days the sun has been rising around 6 28 in the morning, and it has been setting right around 6. Sunday, the sunset should take place around 7:02.
This weekend is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors unless they are one of the new 10-year battery units.
Every year at this time, the debate starts on whether or not we should continue changing the clocks twice a year. There are some states that do not participate in daylight savings. Hawaii and Arizona don't take part in daylight savings time.They just leave the clocks set the same all year long.
Last year, there were a bunch of states that were looking at doing away with changing the clocks ahead in the spring, and back in the fall, but nothing has changed.
According to World Population Review, daylight savings time began under the Uniform Time Act of 1966.
I don't mind turning the clocks back in the fall, because we get an extra hour of sleep. But losing the hour in the spring, sucks.
Does it bother you one way or another? Would you like to see them set it and forget it, or would you like to keep it as it is?
[via World Population Review]