Daylight Saving Time Ends

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It’s that time of year once again, time to turn back the clocks and get an extra hour of sleep.

At 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, daylight saving time officially comes to an end. All clocks should be set back one hour, to 1:00 a.m., effectively returning to standard time.

2010 marks the fourth year the United States has switched back to standard time from daylight saving time in November, more specifically, the second Sunday of November. Previously, daylight saving time came to an end on the last Sunday in October. The change from October to November came about with the passing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was passed by U.S. Congress on July 29, 2005 and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005.

An estimated 10% of Americans change their clocks in the wrong direction. Because of this, the phrase, “spring forward, fall back” was created to help people remember. However, technology offers people a back up plan, as clocks on computers and cell phones automatically change to the correct time.