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Daylight savings 2015 United States: Fall Back Time Change Arrives, Time to Move the Clock Back

Daylight savings 2015 United States: Fall Back Time Change Arrives, Time to Move the Clock Back

Daylight savings 2015 United States: Fall Back Time Change Arrives, Time to Move the Clock Back

Daylight Saving Time 2015 will end tomorrow and people across the United States are preparing to move their clocks back by one hour. It was in March when they had moved the clock forward at the beginning of the daylight savings time. Now as it comes to an end on November 1, they are readying to begin fall back time change.

At exact 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 the daylight savings time will end. So you will have to move the clock back. Nonetheless as many people go to bed well before that time, they end up getting up an hour early.

It is important to move your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night Oct. 31. The annual tradition signals the official start of shorter days and, on Nov. 1, sunset will be around 5:08 p.m. CST. Many people make it a point to change the batteries in their fire and smoke detectors.

Daylight-Savings-time_0The tradition goes back to more than a hundred years. It was Benjamin Franklin who gave the idea of Daylight Saving thing started. He wrote an essay called “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” suggesting people could save candles by getting up earlier and making better use of available light. Then, in 1907, Englishman William Willett championed the idea, which quickly spread. It was brought to America by Robert Garland, a businessman from Pittsburgh who first came upon the idea in the U.K.

The present US daylight savings time and fall back time change came into vogue on Aug. 8, 2005. It was President George W. Bush who signed the Energy Policy Act on that day, setting the official end time for DST as the first Sunday in November. From 1986-2006, Daylight Saving Time began on the first Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday in October. So get ready to change the time.

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