Starting this Sunday, most Americans will put an end to daylight saving time and, like every year, they will have to adjust their clocks to start standard time, those days when sunlight will enter through the window very early in the morning. the morning.
This ritual that has been carried out for more than 100 years, could come to an end after an initiative by a group of senators that since last March has sought that the time changes come to an end and there is only one permanent one.
Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s time change:
1 -When and what time
The new hours will begin at 2 am local time on Sunday, November 6 in all US locations where the initiative is in effect.
Clocks must be turned back one hour and with this, people will have one more hour to catch up on sleep. Generally, in all intelligent electronic devices, the change is made automatically.
2 -More light in the morning
This time change means it will get dark earlier, but the sunlight will come earlier in the mornings. Sunrise on Sunday will now be at 7:19 AM. and sunset will be at 5:37 p.m.
3 -In which places the change is not made
However, in places like Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona, there will not be a time change.
This exception is because some states and territories opted out of the measure for business reasons or because of their location.
4 -When does the time change again
In general, summer time ends on the first Sunday of November.
For its part, standard time ends the second weekend of March, so a new time change will take place on March 12.
5 -A project to have a permanent schedule
This ritual of moving clocks forward or backward is done twice a year and has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent.
In March, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill, called The Sunshine Protection Act, to end those changes.
But the bill has stalled in the House of Representatives and it is unclear whether it will finally pass and become law next year.
Proponents argue that the idea would have positive effects on public health and the economy and even reduce energy consumption.
6 -How the schedule changes began
Daylight saving time began in the United States in 1918 as a way to create more daylight hours during the warmer months. It spanned four weeks beginning in 2007.
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.
Here we explain more about the time change in the United States
The night of Saturday to Sunday November 6 will change the time. At 02:00 am at night we will have to delay the clocks 1 hour and it will be 01:00 am again.
On Sunday, therefore, we will gain an hour and the day will have 25 hours. In this way we will abandon the summer time that began on March 13, in which it was advanced one hour.
Each state will change the time according to its time zone
In the contiguous USA there are four time zones and in each one the time will be changed when it is 2:00 am there. The time will be changed first in the Eastern area, an hour later in the Central area, then in the Mountain area, then Pacific, and finally Alaska.
Two time changes in Mexico
Mexico changed the time last week, but some of its border cities will do so this week. Since 2010, the northern border cities decided to change the time together with the US. For a week they live with an hour delay with the rest of Mexico, which changed time on October 30.
But this time much of Mexico will say goodbye to the time changes introduced in the mid-1990s, as the country decided to stick with a standard time, which eliminates daylight saving time. However, some areas, such as the municipalities that border the United States, will maintain, at least for now, the clock changes.
This year, the United States Senate passed a bill called the Sunlight Protection Act, which would eliminate daylight saving time changes and leave daylight saving. However, the proposal has not advanced in the House of Representatives and, in the meantime, it is time to set the clocks again.