November 2nd, 2013

Fall Back Friends — Set Your Clocks Back Tonight

Daily Savings ClockRemember “Spring Forward, Fall Back?” Well it’s time to set your clocks (and watches) back to standard time. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013. That gives us back the extra hour we lost in the spring of this year.

So if you set your clocks and watches back when you go to bed this evening, you’ll get an extra hour to sleep-in. If you’re curious, the “Spring Forward/Fall Back” system we use today was adopted because of WWI energy shortages. According to Time Magazine: “The practice wasn’t formally implemented until World War I, when countries at war started setting their clocks back to save on coal. Daylight Saving was repealed during peacetime, and then revived again during World War II. More than 70 countries currently practice Daylight Saving Time, because they think it saves money on electricity (in the U.S., Arizona and Hawaii have opted out).”

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November 1st, 2009

Time to "Fall Back" and Re-Set Your Clocks

Daily Savings Time officially ended on November 1st, at 2:00 am local time. So this morning you officially have an extra hour to sleep in. If you haven’t adjusted your timepieces already, set your clocks and watches BACK ONE HOUR. That means if your clock shows 9:00 am (before re-setting), you should set it back to 8:00 am.

MORE INFO on Daylight Savings Time Change | LINK to Official US Time (Atomic Clock)

Daylight Savings Time Change Fall

Computers Need Changing Too
Some computer operating systems will have automatically reset the time to standard time (as of 2:00 am, 11/1/2009). If your computer hasn’t corrected itself, you can reset the displayed time through your control panel. On a PC running XP, right click on the time display in the lower right hand corner of your display.

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