Starting on Sunday, the sun will set an hour later, which means you'll have an extra hour of daylight in the evening.
That's because Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
The change also means the sun will rise an hour later in the morning. That will make it dark outside when many people wake up to go to work or school.
This brings up some questions for our Patch readers.
What do you plan to do with that extra hour of evening sunshine?
Will you go for a hike through Edgewood County Park? Lounge a little longer at Pamplemousse downtown? Visit the Port of Redwood City to catch a glimpse of the historical tall ships that just arrived in town?
How about waking up to darkness outside? Does that bother you? Will it affect your commute?
And, although most computers and cell phones adjust automatically, some clocks need to be hand-set. Does that mess things up in your house? (Inevitably, there is always a clock I seem to miss and it throws me off when I look at it!)
For the record, Ben Franklin first suggested shifting the clocks to save on candles, according to Discovery, but no one took him up on his idea at the time.
The first official national time shift wasn’t until 1918. Then, the United States stopped the practice, started again during World War II for energy conservation reasons, stopped again when the war was over, and finally re-started the tradition with the Uniform Time Act in 1966.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 lengthened Daylight Saving to eight months instead of six months.
Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
Do you like Daylight Saving? Or it is nothing but a pain for you? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.
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