Daylight Saving Time 2013 starts this Sunday (10 March)
Linkedin

Daylight Saving Time 2013 starts this Sunday (10 March)

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Mar 09, 2013 at 10:01 PM PST
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Spending On Daylight Savings

Be ready to sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for a few months of extra daylight!

This year the Daylight Saving Time (DST) is going to start on Sunday, March 10. All the clocks are going to be set ahead one hour tonight at sharp 2 a.m.

This idea of saving daylight was first given by George Vernon Hudson in 1895 and it was first implemented during the First World War. The aim of this excercise is to save energy used for lights. The clocks are advanced in Spring so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Similarly they are then shifted back in Autumn (November). This year Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3.

DST is observed in most of the United States and has especially remained in use by North America and Europe following the 1970s energy crisis.

About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not. Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas are most of the areas not observing daylight saving time.

1 of 1
Daylight Saving Time 201
Daylight Saving Time 2013 starts this Sunday (10 March)
JasonBornee is based in West Richland, Washington, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Daylight Saving Time: Don't forget to spring forward

    This weekend, you'll sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for a few months of extra daylight. Set your clocks ahead one hour tonight because Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday...Benjamin Franklin first thought up the idea of...
  • Daylight Saving Time begins in U.S.

      United Press International
    Sunday, giving those who observe the time change an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. Most Americans sprang forward an hour in time early Sunday, losing an hour of sleep, but gaining an hour of sunlight at the end of the day, ABC News reported.
  • Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time

      Charlotte Observer Online
    It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time arrives with the promise of many months ahead with an extra hour of evening light...It's also a good time to put new batteries in warning...
  • So very much time spent on 'saving' time

      Mail Tribune
    MailTribune.com Can you tell us who regulates the daylight savings time change and makes the decision on the start and stop dates? There are states such as Hawaii, Arizona and a few select areas that have somehow opted out...It used to be about six...
  • The secrets of Daylight-Saving Time

      Baltimore Sun
    Blame war, not farmers for Daylight-Saving Time On March 19, 1918, Congress finally passed the Standard Time Act, and at the same time placed the country on daylight-saving time. Many have thought that daylight-saving time was designed to give...
  • Daylight Saving Time 2013: What time do we change our clocks to spring ...

      Ledger-Enquirer
    What's the purpose of Daylight Saving Time? "Many people believe that DST could be linked to fewer road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time and can boost the tourism industry...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.