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When does Daylight Saving Time 2022 end (and what is the history and purpose)?

Sep 22, 2022 11:39AM ● By Laura Durenberger
Photo: Daylight Saving Time 2022 will end on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., when we will “fall back” by turning clocks behind and gaining an hour — returning to Standard Time. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

By Priya Shahi - MLive News - September 22, 2022 

Bathe in the sunlight while you can — Daylight Saving Time 2022 will end on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m.

On that Sunday, before bedtime, most people will “fall back” and set their clocks back one hour — allowing for an extra hour of sleep and returning to Standard Time.

WIth automation technology, most computers, cell phones and cars set automatically. Clocks and watches may have to be tampered manually.

Safety advocates and public officials suggest residents change batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide monitors twice a year when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends to make sure they are in working order.

What is the purpose of Daylight Saving Time?

The practice of setting clocks one hour ahead in the spring during the warmer weather and back one hour in the fall as it gets colder is known as Daylight Saving Time (DST).

The purpose of Daylight Saving Time is so we can make better use of natural daylight. The sun will rise and set an hour earlier once Daylight Saving Time ends, which means more sunlight will be present during the day.

What is the history of Day Light Saving?

Benjamin Franklin gets some credit for the idea of daylight saving time. He published a satirical essay in 1784 titled “An Economical Project,” in which he raised the idea of people getting out of bed earlier in the morning to lessen the pounds of candles per hour being burned.

In 1916, Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time to conserve electricity. Two years later, Daylight Saving Time was introduced in the United States with the Standard Time Act of 1918 -- which established the time zones -- as a measure to conserve energy resources needed for the war and to extend the working day.

It is not observed in all 50 states. Hawaii and Arizona (with the exception of the state’s Navajo Nation) remain on the same time year-round.

Daylight Saving Time will return on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

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