Guys, is it just me, or does Daylight Savings Time seem super early this year? If you didn’t know, Congress actually changed the date a couple years back to add some more “daylight saving time” to our yearly calendar. Score. It does make it feel like 2012 is flying by, but hey I’m not going to complain about some extra daytime sunlight. I might need to take a nap on Sunday to make up for my lost hour of sleep. Dangit, I knew there was something I didn’t like about springing forward! Ruth Carr of the Moberly Moniter reports,
“At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, we’ll be springing our clocks forward—and losing an hour of the day, for daylight saving time.
You may have noticed the annual tradition of daylight saving time has crept forward a bit.
We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on the last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4. Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands don’t participate.
Around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location that observes daylight saving time, according to TimeandDate.com. But another 164 don’t observe the time change at all.
According to the Huffington Post: Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the idea of daylight saving time, but Britain and Germany began using the concept in World War I to conserve energy, the Washington Post observes. The U.S. used daylight saving time for a brief time during the war, but it didn’t become widely accepted in the States until after the second World War.”
To read the rest of Ruth’s article in the Moberly Monitor, go here.
So don’t forget to set the clocks peeps. 2 a.m. on Sunday morning is the official “spring forward” hour, but I’m sure you can get away with setting your clocks Saturday before you turn in for the night. I’m curious, what will everybody be doing with their extra hour of sunlight on Sunday? Me, I’m thinking a good surfing session is in order. I am so ready for spring: bring it!