Remember To Set Clocks For Daylight Saving Time

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.

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One Comment

  1. anon1 says:

    Personally, I don’t see where we LOSE an hour of sleep. I mean, we all live the same 24 hours no matter what time frame it is. It’s just a matter of adjustment within ourselves. At least that’s the way I see it. And after the first 2-3 days, I don’t have a problem.

  2. Rick Sonntag says:

    Either Mr. Pitts was misquoted (complete with multiple misspellings), or his quote was taken grossly out of context, or he’s incompetent. I am 100% certain that our long summer days and short winter days are primarily caused by the Earth’s tilted axis and our position away from the equator, but he makes no mention of this.

    1. Wha...? says:

      Thank you. That was a bizarre thing to read in a news article. I rubbed my eyes and looked again, but it still said the same thing. That explanation sounds as if the speaker thinks we zoom all the way around the sun every day but we do it at different speeds for some reason. I don’t know what the hell that person was trying to say. KYW should really, really post a correction, in case any school children were reading this. Or simply adults who missed that day of Kindergarten and might not know any better.

      1. Rick Sonntag says:

        This thing played on the radio all day yesterday, and I looked it up online because I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I now remember that I’ve met Derrick Pitts before, and he’s a good guy. Using the word incompetent was inappropriately harsh. I suspect he was either the victim of very poor editing, or committed a little “brain fart,” which we all do occasionally.

  3. Brian Bankel says:

    who editted this article? lol

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