Fall Back For The End Of Daylight Saving Time!

Laura Christensen
November 5, 2017

November 5 is this upcoming Sunday, and sunrise and sunset will both be pushed back by one hour, meaning early risers will enjoy an extra hour of sunlight.

It's not just time to turn back the clocks, says Milton Fire Department (MFD) Chief Dave Pratt.

There are also increased costs to individuals, businesses and governments that arise from daylight-saving-time changes. One from 2011 that followed people in IN, (which didn't uniformly observed daylight saving time before 2006) found that energy usage actually increased with daylight saving time.

The main goal, according to proponents, would be to add an extra hour of afternoon daylight in the winter.

Timeline: 1784 - The idea of daylight saving is first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.

We don't go back to daylight saving until Sunday, March 11, 2018, about a week before spring begins.

1914-1918 - Britain goes on DLS during World War I.

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In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law.

Some people hate Daylight Saving Time - really hate it.

"There's some benefit to being in the same time zone with someone you're dealing with in a business relationship", Prerau said, suggesting the Maritimes would be under pressure to drop daylight time to stay in sync year-round. The dates are the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.

Exceptions in the United States: In the United States, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow DLS.

Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North America and Europe.

The US territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not observe DLS.

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