Daylight Saving Time Ends, But Not for Everyone in the USBy: Meaghan Ellis - October 30, 2013
It’s that time again! Leaves falling from trees, transforming into beautiful shades of brown, yellow, orange and red. Holidays are near, with cooler weather on the way; daylight grows shorter with nightfall approaching as early as 5:00pm. Autumn is here, so it’s time to fall back!
The biannual clock changing time is approaching yet again, so everyone should make preparations to set their clocks accordingly. On Sunday, Nov. 3, most Americans will need to set their clocks back an hour.
While mobile devices, laptops, and computer tablets should update automatically, you’ll most likely have to manually set your in-house clocks accordingly. But, you may get lucky with non-digital clocks and select appliances that operate on analog, as they may automatically convert the time at 2:00am Sunday morning.
However, all Americans won’t be so lucky to enjoy the perks of the extra hour the time change will bring this weekend. For example, Arizona and Hawaii are two states that do not partake in the time change. According to Arizona’s ABC 15 their state’s decision not to uphold daylight saving has ‘a lot to do with the weather.’
While daylight savings has been both lauded and criticized, it is still observed in several areas of the world. North America and Europe are the primary continents that utilize the practice, but it will also be observed in parts of Africa, Australia, and South America. Europe was actually the first continent to end daylight saving time this year when they set their clocks back Oct. 27.
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