What is Daylight Saving Time?
During Daylight Saving Time, clocks are turned forward one hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Today, approximately 70 countries worldwide utilize Daylight Saving Time, in at least some portion of the country. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving. The U.S. started observing it in 1918.
In March, we move the clock forward one hour, losing an hour of sleep.
In November, we move the clock back one hour, regaining that extra hour of sleep.
An easy way to remember it is: Spring forward, Fall back.
Before you go to bed on March 12, be sure to set the clocks forward one hour!
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