It’s that time of year where we go around our homes and change every clock we have back one hour. It is also a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors, weather radios, and carbon-monoxide detectors. Daylight saving time ends on Sunday (tomorrow) at 2a.m., so before you go to bed tonight, go around and change your clocks back. This transition from standard time to daylight saving time has the effect to move one hour of daylight from morning to evening. Now, it is time to move that hour back to the morning. The sunrise this morning was at 7:34am. Tomorrow the sun will rise at 6:35am. However, we took the hour from the evening. Therefore, the sun will set tomorrow at 4:44pm, meaning on Monday when you watch 13 News at 6, it will be completely dark outside. The rules of daylight saving time were recently changed back in 2007. The new changes were a part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to help with energy consumption.
This post was written by Cyndi Kahlbaum on November 5, 2011