Daylight Saving Time
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended daylight saving time (DST) for an additional month beginning in 2007. The start of DST now occurs on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
The Energy Policy Act specifies that continuation of daylight saving time beyond 2008 is subject to favorable evaluation of the energy savings attained. Unless the expanded DST period is rescinded, clocks will be set ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on the following start dates and set back one hour at 2 a.m. on these ending dates:
|Year||Start date||Ending date|
|2006||April 2||October 29|
|2007||March 11||November 4|
|2008||March 9||November 2|
|2009||March 8||November 1|
|2010||March 14||November 7|
|2011||March 13||November 6|
|2012||March 11||November 4|
|2013||March 10||November 3|
|2014||March 9||November 2|
|2015||March 8||November 1|
In response to the Uniform Time Act of 1966, each state of the US has officially chosen to apply one of two rules over its entire territory:
- Most use the standard time for their zone (or zones, where a state is divided between two zones), except for using daylight saving time during the summer months. Originally this ran from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. Two subsequent amendments, in 1986 and 2005, have shifted these days so that daylight saving time now runs from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.
- Arizona and Hawaii use standard time throughout the year. However:
- The Navajo Nation observes DST throughout its entire territory, including the portion that lies in Arizona. But the Hopi Nation, which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation, does not observe DST. (See map inset right.)
- In 2005, Indiana passed legislation which took effect on April 2, 2006, that placed the entire state on daylight saving time (see Time in Indiana). Before then, Indiana officially used standard time year-round, with the following exceptions:
- The portions of Indiana that were on Central Time observed daylight saving time.
- Also, some Indiana counties near Cincinnati and Louisville were on Eastern Time, but did (unofficially) observe DST.
Read more about this topic: Time In The United States
Other articles related to "daylight saving time, time":
... A move to "permanent daylight saving time" (staying on summer hours all year with no time shifts) is sometimes advocated, and has in fact been ... The United Kingdom stayed on daylight saving time from 1968 to 1971 ... without the problems associated with the twice yearly time shifts ...
... In 1912, the first law was passed that called for the use of standard time ... This law left the choice of time zone up to the municipal government ... towns following either of the two neighbouring time zones (Mountain Standard Time or Central Standard Time) with or without daylight saving time ...
... In history daylight saving time was used too. ...
... The Indiana time zone debate remains controversial ... the entire state should move to Central Time, while many others believe the state should return to the non-observance of DST ... The part of Indiana on the Eastern Standard Time is actually on geographical daylight saving time year round ...
... At the time, the Snickers Creme Pumpkin retailed for 50 U.S ... At that time, the Peter Pan pumpkin candy was sold in 14 oz ... implementation of daylight saving time ...
Famous quotes containing the words time, daylight and/or saving:
“Ive never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought forwhether its a field, or a home, or a country.”
—Thornton Wilder (18971975)
“I thought of rhyme alone,
For rhyme can beat a measure out of trouble
And make the daylight sweet once more....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”
—Charles Bukowski (19201994)