Here Comes The Sun: Next Sunday Marks Start of Daylight Saving Time
It's one of the best signs that Spring is right around the corner: the start of Daylight Saving Time. Next Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. will mark the day we set our clocks forward one hour up until November. The downside is that we "lose" an hour of sleep. Of course we gain an extra hour of sunlight which is becoming more and more crucial as this winter goes on. Luckily our cell phones will automatically update.
Authorities also say it's a good day to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Daylight Saving time is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Daylight Saving time ends November 1, 2020.
When Germany first set the clocks forward on April 30, 1916, it became the first country in the world to use DST on a national level. However, the town of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada implemented DST as far back as 1908. US inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of DST in 1784, but modern Daylight Saving Time was first suggested in 1895.