Daylight Savings Time 2012: When Do We Fall Back?

Daylight Savings Time 2012: When Do We Fall Back?


Dealing with Daylight Savings Time

It looks like daylight savings time in the United States is coming to an end for 2012.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. That’s the moment we turn our clocks back one hour, finally.

Many people will not necessarily miss it since they have certainly grown accustomed to the changes over the course of their lives. And, as the saying goes, change is good. In all seriousness, the impact of ending daylight savings time is beneficial for those that gain from the change in sunrise and sunset that derives from the alteration. Basically, they enjoy the fact that the day becomes a longer one by starting a little earlier.

Daylight savings time ends in the United States at 2 o’clock in the morning on November 4th. (That falls on a Sunday this year) Those that need to stay on top of the current time will be required to turn their clock back from 2am to 1am or, simply, to turn their clock back one hour when they wake up in the morning or the night before.

In the summer, we all benefit from having that extra hour of early evening daylight. In the winter, we do not need it so much since we are indoors. Of course, there are a few expanded energy costs as a result since one will be looking towards turning lights on earlier in the evening in the winter due to the lack of sunlight but that is the common tradeoff.