Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, and your clocks will need to be set back one hour.
The time change, also called Fall Back or Winter Time, will bring more light in the mornings making it feel as though an hour has been gained.
Daylight Saving Time is used to help make better use of natural daylight during the summer months, which is helpful for those wanting to stay in the pool a little longer.
So an hour of daylight is moved to the evening and then returns back to standard time in the fall and winter months when it starts to get cold.
The time change always happens on the first Sunday in November and the second Sunday in March.
Many smartphones will automatically change the time, however, you may have to manually change it or shut your phone off for a minute to allow the adjustment.
In 1905 Englishman William Willett suggested moving clock forward by 80 minutes so more people could enjoy sunlight and even published a brochure in 1907 called “The Waste of Daylight.”
However, Germany was the first to actually start Daylight Saving Time on May 1, 1916 in the hopes it would save energy during World War I. The US started the time change on March 19, 1918 for fuel saving reasons.
Many use the phrase “Daylight Savings Time” with an “s” on the end of “saving,” but it’s actually incorrect because the word is part of an adjective rather than a verb.
Information courtesy time.com, history.com, timeanddate.com and finding Dulcinea: Librarian of the Internet.