What it means for your clocks, calendar and sleep
When does daylight saving time end 2022?
Daylight saving time has been a staple of the U.S. calendar for the better half of the last century.
But with the Senate voting to abolish the annual changing of the clocks, is daylight saving time still happening this year?
This year, daylight saving time in the U.S. happens from March 13 at 2 a.m. to November 6 at 2 a.m. That means daylight saving time “ends” on the first Sunday of November.
When is daylight saving time 2022?
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the concept was introduced to the U.S. by Germany during World War I as a way of conserving fuel and power by extending daylight hours.
Why do we set the clocks back?
This caused confusion between time zones along rail lines, and the Department of Transportation was created in 1966 to monitor transportation safety and regulate daylight saving time across the country.
In 2005, Congress amended daylight saving and extended the April to October period to the dates we know today — March to November.
Yes, November daylight saving time ending means a bit more sleep when the clock remains in position for another hour.
Will we gain or lose an hour in November?
The Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021. The bill would extend daylight saving time from the usual March to November period to the entire year meaning the clocks will not change after the spring forward in March 2023.