Mar 06, 2014

It is here again! Daylight Saving Time (DST) returns this weekend!  

We'll all need to remember to 'spring forward' by one hour.  At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday be sure to change your clocks to 3:00 a.m.  

The bad news? We'll all lose an extra hour of sleep.  

The good news? The switch will provide us all an extra hour of daylight in the evening. Which means the sun won't set until 7:00 p.m. Sunday night!

Below are some fun facts about DST!

  • The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin. He realized in 1784 that many people burned candles at night yet slept past dawn in the summer, wasting early-morning sunlight.
  • Many other countries observe daylight saving time, but not all do so on the same day. That can create confusion for international travelers, business communications, and more.
  • Two states—Arizona and Hawaii—and four U.S. territories—American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—don't observe daylight saving time. Indiana adopted DST in 2006.

*Photo credit to Instagram fan @Lagrai for this beautiful photo of the Burton Memorial Tower on the campus of the University of Michigan.

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