Daylight Saving Time, also called “Summer Time”, makes better use of daylight in the evenings. During the longer days of summer, the clocks are set forward one hour. When Daylight Saving Time ends, it’s time to turn your clocks backward one hour. Have more daylight in the morning again!
Daylight Saving Time End USA 2016
Daylight Saving Time End 2016 will occur on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Daylight Saving Time End is always on the first Sunday of November.
Origin of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time (DST) was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 but proposed only in 1895 by George Vernon, an entomologist from New Zealand. Franklin realized that it would be beneficial to make better use of daylight. During World War I in 1916, DST was adopted and implemented by several countries in Europe.
Since 1986, DST in the US was observed from the first Sunday of April until the last Sunday in October. On August 8, 2005, a broad energy bill was signed by President Bush that extended Daylight Saving Time starting in 2007. Today, DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
Many countries observe DST to make better use of daylight in the evenings. Many people believe that DST could result to fewer road accidents and injuries. It would also give more social time for children and boost tourism industry due to increased outdoor activities. DST could also save energy because of reduced artificial light during the evenings.
Observation of Daylight Saving Time End 2015-2016
At 2:00 am on March 14, 2016, you have turned your clocks forward one hour to 3:00 am and experienced more daylight in the evening. At 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1, 2015, turn your clocks backward one hour to 1:00 am local standard time. You will have an earlier sunrise and sunset and experience more daylight in the morning again. To remember where to turn your clocks, keep this in mind: “spring forward, fall back”.
Daylight Saving Time End in America 2017
Daylight Saving Time End 2017 will be on Sunday, November 5, 2017.