Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time
Most should be familiar with the adage, "spring forward, fall back." If you're one of the residents of the 48 states that observe Daylight Saving Time, you probably look forward to that extra hour of sleep you get every fall and dread the loss of that hour in the spring.

In the United States, the second Sunday in March is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. It ends on the first Sunday in November when we switch back to Standard Time. Most people commonly refer to Daylight Savings Time, notice the 's' on the end of the word saving. Although Savings is the common pronunciation, Saving is the proper form.

If you live in the U.S.A., you might be a little confused. Though 2006, Daylight Saving Time began on the first Sunday in April and Ended on the last Sunday in October. Daylight Saving Time has a long history beginning in 1784 when it was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin.

If you want to know more about Daylight Saving Time, there are numerous sites that provide history, maps, time zones and more.

webexhibts.org
Provides a wonderful detail history of Daylight Saving Time in the United States.

InfoPlease.com
More history along with comparisons of Daylight Saving Time in other countries.

TimeandDate.com
Offers a short history of DST along with chart showing exactly how it begins and ends. Also includes links to information about timezones, the world clock and acronyms and abbreviation relating to time.

WorldTimeZone
Map of Daylight Saving Time Zones throughout the world.

NationalGeographic.com
History of Daylight Saving Time by the respected National Geographic Society.

Answers.com
Includes information about Daylight Saving Time from multiple sources.

Micorsoft.com
Get information about how Daylight Saving Time will effect your computer and if you need to take any action to bring your computer up-to-day.

StandardTime.com
Not everyone loves supports Daylight Saving Time. This is a site dedicated to ending the practice.


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