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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – First Sunday in November

End of Daylight Saving Time. First Sunday in November.  Photo Credit:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images News

End of Daylight Saving Time. First Sunday in November. Photo Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images News

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Daylight Saving Time Ends is on the the first Sunday in November at 2:00.

Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that people 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 and adjust them backward in the autumn.

The practice has received both advocacy and criticism.  Putting clocks forward benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but can cause problems for evening entertainment and for other activities tied to the sun (such as farming) or to darkness (such as fireworks shows).  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, and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.

Problems sometimes caused by DST clock shifts include: they complicate timekeeping, and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep patterns.  Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone, particularly when various jurisdictions change the dates and timings of DST changes.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

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.

DATES
November 2, 2014
November 1, 2015
November 6, 2016
November 5, 2017
November 4, 2018

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