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MORE ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING
What is daylight saving?
Daylight saving is the practice of adjusting the time in order to gain an extra hour of daylight in the evening during part of the year. Daylight saving is begun in the spring by setting clocks one hour ahead. They are then set one hour back in the fall. Daylight saving is also commonly called daylight savings.
The period during which daylight saving is observed is called daylight-saving time or daylight-savings time (both daylight saving and daylight savings can be used as short forms of these terms). All of these terms can also refer to the specific mode of time that’s being used during a particular period, as opposed to standard time.
People often use the simple mnemonic spring forward, fall back to remember to set clocks forward one hour (e.g., from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.) in the spring and backward one hour (e.g., from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m.) in the fall. This is often seen as resulting in one less hour of sleep time on the day that the clocks are adjusted in the spring and one more hour when they’re changed in the fall.
Daylight saving is widespread, but it is not practiced everywhere or in the same way in all locations. In the U.S., for example, daylight-saving time is not observed by the states of Arizona or Hawaii.
Example: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead for daylight saving.
When is daylight saving?
The specific dates on which daylight saving begins and ends change from year to year, but they are always scheduled for the early morning hours of a Sunday.
The dates for the beginning and end of daylight saving also vary from place to place within a given year.
In the U.S., daylight saving 2023 will begin on March 12 and end on November 5. In 2024, it will begin on March 10 and end on November 3.
In the U.K., daylight saving 2023 will begin on March 26 and end on October 29. In 2024, it will begin on March 31 and end on October 27.
More information and context on daylight saving
The first records of the term daylight saving come from the early 1900s. The practice is thought to have been first proposed by U.S. statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s. The idea gained traction in the late 1800s and was first officially adopted by Germany in 1916, followed soon after by several other countries, including the U.S. in 1918. Daylight saving was enacted during this time in part as a way to save energy costs during World War I, and the same thing was done during World War II. An annual period of daylight saving was permanently enacted for much of the U.S. in 1973.
Today, the need for daylight saving is debated, with critics noting that it no longer serves the practical purposes that it was once intended to.
What are some terms that often get used in discussing daylight saving?
How is daylight saving discussed in real life?
Daylight saving is commonly called daylight savings and both are commonly used to refer to daylight-saving time. Most people look forward to more daylight, but not losing an hour of sleep when “springing forward.”
We aren't an agrarian culture. Are we truly conserving energy? Is it necessary to continue daylight saving? 😳😩😴 #DaylightSavingTime
— She May Be a Mocha Mermaid (@She3_PO) March 13, 2016
Daylight savings is basically 2 weeks away… hallelujah. Everything’s better when the sun is out longer.
— Jazmine (@itsjazescobar) February 25, 2021
Daylight savings starts next month.. y’all have no idea how much I need that sunshine😭 I think we all do
— miss kayla🦂 (@_kaylh) February 1, 2021
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True or False?
All locations around the world observe daylight saving in the same way.
How to use daylight saving in a sentence
Vitamin D is in short supply and working from home means I’m inside most of the day, so the appeal of a therapy lamp has increased—especially after daylight savings.The gifts Popular Science wants this holiday season|Mike Epstein and PopSci Staff|November 18, 2021|Popular-Science
Only a narrow band of people are really that affected by daylight saving.
How to choose the right gutters for your structureCheck exterior handrails and stepsWith daylight saving time ending the first Sunday of November and the days growing shorter, people will be frequently coming and going from your house in the dark.Here are 9 home maintenance tasks for your November to-do list|Jeanne Huber|October 29, 2021|Washington Post
If you’re a bit confused about which states follow daylight saving time and which do not, I don’t blame you.
The goal of these maps is to show how abolishing daylight saving time, extending it all year, or going with the status quo changes the number of days we have “reasonable” sunrise and sunset times.
Just another example of a guy in a John B. Stetson hat saving the day.
Can we provide better services to millions more Americans while actually saving billions of dollars?
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.
But it remains a moral crime to vilify good cops who have made the city safe, saving thousands of lives.
We thanked them on stage for saving our asses and supporting indie music.
When I had finished, the other guests had all gone out, but daylight was coming in, and I began to feel more at home.
We were about nine hours of fair daylight traversing 160 miles of level or descending grade, with a light passenger train.
The carrying of these heavy government debts is a question of the future production of goods, of commerce, and of saving.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
They're up every mornin' uv thar lives long afore daylight, a feedin' their stock, an' gittin' ready fur the day's work.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Steam machinery would accomplish more than nine-tenths of all the work, besides saving the expense of all the powder.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick