Friday, March 8, 2013
When do we "Spring forward"?
Welcome to You Asked...Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about Daylight Saving time. Here's your answer. You know the old saying "Fall back, spring forward." Well, it's almost time to spring forward. We received a reader question on the date Daylight Saving begins this year. This year we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Officially Daylight Saving is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
You ask, Patch answers. When can we expect longer days?
Winter can be tough on the emotions. The cold weather can be difficult to deal with, snow can be a pain (though also fun) but what really seems to get people down is the short days. There is something about the sun going down before most people get out of work that is depressing. So when can we expect longer days? The days will begin to get longer after the Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. According to timeanddate.com the December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees is normally on Dec. 21, but the actual shortest day can be between Dec. 20 and 23 depending on the year. According to sunrisesunset.com, the shortest day of the year in this area will be on Dec. 22. On …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
These dark mornings have you wondering: When does Daylight Saving Time end?
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Those 7:30 a.m. commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Officially, Daylight Saving Time doesn’t end for a couple more days – officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Remember, you’ll “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Savings Time begins or ends. When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure device are in working order. Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Savings Time. It begins again on March 10, 2013.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Daylight Saving is this Sunday, March 11.
You know the old saying "Fall back, spring forward." Well, it's almost time to spring forward! Patch wanted to give our readers a friendly reminder about Daylight Saving early this year. This year, we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 11. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night (Don't worry, we'll remind you again). Officially Daylight Saving is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the day with your Patch Newsletter.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6. Remember to roll those clocks back one hour on Sunday at 2 a.m.
Sleep in on Sunday morning. You've got time—an extra hour, to be precise. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6, with clocks changing at 2 a.m. local time, so roll your clocks back one hour before you hit the sack on Saturday. Daylight Saving Time is always a good date to mark a reminder to check smoke alarms and change any dead batteries in the alarms—or install batteries in alarms missing them. And if you're one of those people who hates Daylight Saving Time, don't blame Benjamin Franklin. He was just giving the French a hard time. Blame George Vernon Hudson.