Daylight Saving Time starts in 2022 this weekend on 13th March, Sunday when clocks “spring forward” by an hour which implies you will get to sleep an hour less.
Most Americans enjoyed a little bit of more light every day ever since the winter solstice on 21st Dec. However the major change will be triggered at 2 AM local time on Sunday with the shift to Daylight Saving Time (DST) as clocks move forward to 3 AM.
The sun is expected to set around 6 PM in New Jersey on Saturday, March 12. However, the next day, after DST kicks in, sunset will be at 7:01 PM.
When does Daylight Saving start?
The daylight-saving for the year 2022 will kick off on Sunday, March 13 when the clock moves forward by an hour at 2 AM local time.
For approximately 100 years, most Americans have set their clocks an hour ahead religiously each spring and then into standard time during the fall season.
The majority of the regions in the United States always start their Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 AM on the second Sunday in the month of March every year and revert to standard time after seven months in the month of November on the first Sunday.
In the Euro region, Summer Time starts and ends at 1:00 AM Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.
While in the US we have different time zones but in the European Union (EU), all time zones change at the same moment.
Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., during the Congressional hearing, recommended on Wednesday i.e. 9th March that the time changes should end.
Pallone said in a statement, “While I have yet to decide whether I support a permanent switch to Standard or Daylight Saving Time, it’s time we stop changing our clocks. I believe that any justifications for springing forward and falling back are either outdated or are outweighed by the serious health and economic impacts we now know are associated with the time changes.”
What is daylight-saving?
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the age-old practice of moving the clocks during summer by one hour forward from Standard Time and changing them back again during the fall.
The basic idea behind Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of natural daylight as the spring allows us more daylight during summer evenings whereas moving the clock back by an hour during the fall gives us more daylight in winter mornings.
How to set your clocks?
The majority of smartphones, digital watches, and home electronics devices are connected to the internet so that no manual intervention is required as they will automatically switch to daylight-saving time while you are sleeping.
However, for analog devices be ready to move the hour hand forward by 60 minutes before you hit the bed on Saturday night.
So, get ready to enjoy the spring ahead!