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Fall back: Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday
Posted at 1:12 PM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 15:57:47-04

WITH WINTER APPROACHING AND SUNSETS COMING EARLIER AND EARLIER, Daylight Saving Time will come to an end early Sunday morning. — With winter approaching and sunsets coming earlier and earlier, Daylight Saving Time will come to an end early Sunday morning.

Officially, it will end on November 7 at 2 a.m. At that time, clocks will "fall back" an hour to 1 a.m.

People with smartphones and similar devices will see their clocks roll back automatically. But clocks on home appliances and other devices may need to be rolled back manually.

Almost all of the U.S. will be affected by the change. Hawaii, parts of Arizona, and those living in U.S. territories will be unaffected.

According to University of Washington assistant professor of economics Hendrik Wolff, Germany was the first nation to practice daylight saving during World War I as a wartime conservation effort.

The U.S. began practicing the time shifts during World War II, and it's stuck ever since.

While the end of daylight saving time means an extra hour of sleep for most Americans, not everyone is happy with the twice-a-year clock changes.

At least 15 states have already passed laws that seek to implement daylight saving time year-round. However, those bills require the federal government to end the practice before they go into effect.

While a federal bill to make daylight saving permanent that was introduced earlier this year has bipartisan support, it has not yet advanced through Congress.

The end of Daylight Saving Time neans that sunrises and sunsets will begin one hour earlier, beginning on Sunday.

The U.S. will operate on Standard Time until March 13, 2022, at 2 a.m., when clocks will "spring forward" an hour to 3 a.m.