When Do We Change the Clocks in 2020?
We're a little more than three weeks away from the end of Daylight Saving Time. It takes us awhile to get used to this since we like our sunlight in the late afternoon/early evening hours, but we don't like it to be completely dark when we get up in the morning. Well, all of that will change and we'll have to adapt again.
For many of us the "real" switch from the warm days of summer to the cooler days of fall occurs when the time changes. It was Sunday, March 8, when people turned their clocks ahead one hour to push more daylight into the afternoon.
The U.S. implemented Daylight Saving Time on March 19, 1918, with the official reason that setting clocks an hour ahead would save fuel and money. Well, so much for that one. According to a study electricity costs increased 4%. Hmmm.
Do you even know how Daylight Saving Time came about? According to an article on al.com, DST wasn't instituted officially until World War I, when Germany put the plan in place in an effort to conserve fuel. Europe came on board soon after, followed by the U.S. in 1918.
Whether you like the change away from Daylight Saving Time or not, get ready because we change our clocks on November 8. In actuality you'll make that change the night before you head to bed.
So get ready for the sunrise at approximately 6:49 and the sunset at 5:04. I guess it just another thing to add to the long list of things we don't like in 2020.