Did you ever wish you could turn back time? What would you do? Well, tonight we all can turn back time just a little bit… one hour.
Here are some fun facts:
When is daylight saving time 2022?
This fall’s daylight saving time — the twice-yearly tradition of “springing forward” or “falling back” — is right around the corner. Here’s what you need to know about the time change in Minnesota.
Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 a.m. CT. At that time, clocks are turned back an hour to 1 a.m. CT. It started on March 13 this year.
Why was daylight saving time created?
The U.S. Department of Transportation says that daylight saving time conserves energy. When the sun sets later, it’s presumed that people will stay out longer and spend more time outside. Theoretically, that leads to less electricity for lights and appliances.
Benjamin Franklin proposed the idea in 1784 after noticing people burning candles through the night but sleeping past dawn. However, the first national daylight saving time, set forth in a measure known as Standard Time Act, occurred in 1918 as a way to save fuel.
It took on its modern form in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law.
Which states don’t observe daylight saving time?
There are two: Arizona and Hawaii.
After Arizona observed daylight saving time in 1978, an exemption statute was enacted one year later. Under the Uniform Time Act, Hawaii opted out of the law, too. Hawaii’s location — which has limited differences between summer and winter daylight hours — was the main factor.
Are we getting rid of daylight saving time?
Earlier this year, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act to do away with daylight saving time altogether, making standard time, uh, the standard.
If the act gets passed to become law, it would go into effect on Nov. 5, 2023.
For this year you will have one hour extra with your loved ones, hug the kids a little longer, smile and laugh with your spouse a for an extra hour, enjoy friends and family for some extra minutes, we never know what tomorrow brings.
Have a blessed weekend and if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate, always feels comfortable to talk to me!