Mar 13 2011

What is daylight savings time?

Category: Society & Culture


(DST) Daylight savings time is a way for US states and territories, as well as other parts of the world, to conserve energy by increasing the amount of daylight hours. This event will typically occur in early spring and continue throughout the summer until we take back the hour in autumn (fall). Daylight savings time began in 1966 with the Uniform Time Act. This act, gave US states and territories the option of participating with only a few opting not to do so (American Samoa, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). The change takes place at 2 AM to give individuals the least amount of disruption. Spring forward, fall back is a good way to recall the direction in which to adjust the time.

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