Clock Strikes at 2 a.m. for Daylight Savings Time
The annual ritual of resetting clocks starts tomorrow.
What time is it again?
It’s that time of year to spring ahead: Clocks should jump ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, for Daylight Savings Time.
Modern technology affords many of us the luxury of not having to deal with the annual chore, as many recently purchased clocks, televisions, DVDs and smartphones automatically recalibrate the time for Daylight Savings.
But for countless others, not just pocket watch aficionados, it’s time to wind the clock.
Although the practice was not originally specifically designed for this, it gives farmers the opportunity to take advantage of extra hours of sunlight, beginning Sunday morning.
The farmers in and around Galloway Township might be appreciative of the extra daylight and a head start each day. They'll also be hoping this week's rains aren't the end of their season, as extreme heat and droughts impacted the success of some farmers last year.
It became popular during World War I and World War II as a way to conserve fuel during wartime. It's stayed a part of American culture on and off since, and there has been some controversy as to a uniform way of implementing Daylight Savings, and there are certain states that don't observe Daylight Savings at all.
As of 2005, Daylight Savings Time begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.
This year's Daylight Savings runs from March 10-November 3.