Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November at 2:00 AM.

The practice of Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time advances clocks during summer months. It causes us to lose an hour for one day. However, the practice allows people to get up earlier in the morning and experience more daylight in the evening. Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring. Then, they change them back again in the autumn.

The system has received both advocacy and criticism. Setting clocks forward benefits retail business, sports, and other activities exploiting sunlight after working hours. However, the practice causes problems for evening entertainment and other activities tied to the sun or darkness. For example, farming and fireworks shows are both affected.

Although some early proponents of DST aimed to reduce evening use of incandescent lighting (formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling), usage patterns differ greatly. Additionally, research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.

Problems sometimes caused by DST clock shifts include:

  • they complicate timekeeping
  • can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment,
  • it especially impacts sleep patterns

Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone. Programming is particularly problematic when various jurisdictions change the dates and timings of DST changes.

HOW TO OBSERVE #DaylightSavingTimeEnds or #FallBack

Depending on where you live, make sure to turn back your clocks. What will you do with your extra hour? Use #DaylightSavingTimeEnds or #FallBack to post on social media.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS HISTORY

The New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895. Germany and Austria-Hungary organized the first implementation, starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.

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