PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s time to “spring forward” for daylight saving time.
Daylight Saving Time takes place in the middle of the night, at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
“It is spring forward, fall back. We turn our clocks forward one hour, so once we arrive at 2:00 we erase that hour and make it 3:00.”
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer with the Franklin Institute, says the goal is to try and match our business hours to the sun’s schedule. “Daylight hours in the summer are pretty close to 16 hours, and then in the winter it’s around nine hours (per day).”
So, instead of wasting all that extra daylight early in the morning, while most people are still asleep, we shift our clocks so more of that extra daylight is avaiable in the evening.
Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio.