Daylight saving time ended in the US and standard time began this Sunday

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The time change means that darkness will come earlier in the evening, but when you wake up there will be more light in the morning. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona are not part of daylight saving time

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Daylight saving time ended in the US and standard time began this Sunday

The time change means that darkness will come earlier at nightfall , but that when you wake up there will be more light in the morning than now.

This weekend, daylight saving time ends in the United States and standard time enters. Standard time begins at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday and runs through March 12.

Americans will relish the chance to catch up on an hour of sleep and will need to turn their clocks back an hour before bed on Saturday night. The time change means that darkness will come earlier at nightfall, but when you wake up there will be more light in the morning than now.

Sunday sunrise now it will be at 7:19 am and sunset will be at 5:37 pm.

Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time.

The ritual< /b> twice a year tires some Americans and has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent.

Summer time ended in the US and standard time began this Sunday

View of the Capitol, seat of the US Congress, in Washington, in a file photograph. EFE/Samuel Corum

In March, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill, called the Sunshine Protection Act, to end daylight saving time changes .

According to Univisión, the project has stalled in the House of Representatives and it is not clear if it will finally be approved and become law next year.

The promoters said that the idea would have < b>positive effects on public health and the economy, and that it would even reduce energy consumption.

THE BEGINNING OF THE CHANGES IN TIMETABLES

Daylight saving time began in the United States in 1918 as a way to create more daylight hours during the warmer months.It was extended by four weeks starting in 2007.

The outlet explained that the United States tried permanent daylight saving time in the 1970s as a result of rising energy prices, but Congress reversed it after only a year due to complaints that there was no sunlight in some parts of the country until 9 in the morning.

Summer time ended in the US and standard time began this Sunday

Many rumors say that it was Benjamin Franklin who had the idea of ​​the daylight saving times.

CNN reported that there is some debate as to who originally came up with the idea, but it seems that Benjamin Franklin first mentioned it in 1784, when he wrote a letter to the editor of the Journal of Paris.

However, daylight saving time did not become widespread until more than a century later. Several countries, including the United Kingdom and Germany, applied daylight saving time during World War I. But the United States did not standardize the system until 1966, when it passed the Standard Time Act.

For years, the United States observed daylight saving time from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. In 2005, President George W. Bush extended daylight saving time by an additional four weeks, a change that officially went into effect in 2007.

In the United States, states are not required by law to follow daylight saving time, and in that framework is that Hawaii and also most of Arizona do not observe it. Other states, like Florida and California, are working to follow daylight saving time throughout the year.

(with information from AP)

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