Here’s How Daylight Saving Time Affects You, and Other Facts

Editor's note: This article was originally published Nov. 2, 2018. It's being republished for daylight saving time on March 10. At 2 a.m. Sunday, clocks will move forward one hour.Daylight saving time begins the second Sunday in March, when clocks move an hour forward. It ends the first Sunday in November, when we "fall back."The beginning of daylight saving time means more than just losing an hour of sleep for you Sunday morning. Here’s what you need to know about the time change:Your evening commute will get brighter.This week, sunsets in Dallas-Fort Worth have been around 6:30 p.m. Next week, they'll be around 7:30 p.m., making for a brighter evening commute for most people. Mornings will now be darker. Sunrises this week have been around 6:45 a.m.; that will move an hour ahead.Daylight saving time is 52 years old.Though the U.S. has other daylight policies dating back to 1918, daylight saving time as it’s currently observed is because of the Uniform Time Act, signed in 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.It’s supposed to save energy.Germany is credited with enacting the first daylight saving time policy in 1916 to save energy during World War I, according to Time magazine. The U.S. adopted its policy for similar reasons, but some recent studies have shown that it could actually increase energy usage.  Continue reading...

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