VANDALIA — You may feel a bit more rested on Sunday morning and for good reason – Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. That means clocks will “fall back” overnight.
While that could mean an extra hour of sleep Saturday night, it also means many evening commutes will be dark.
It’s an annual ritual most Americans have undergone since 1907. The reason behind the twice-annual time change – purported energy savings – is debated among experts.
Some states don’t observe Daylight Saving Time, including Arizona, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
For those that don’t like the darker evenings in the fall and winter, it’s only four months until clocks “spring forward” again for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
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