You may have noticed that daylight is sticking around a little longer these days! Welcome Daylight Saving Time! Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2 a.m., we move clocks forward by one hour to 3 a.m. (Smartphones will update automatically.) We lose an hour of sleep but we gain an hour of daylight in the evening.
This is also a good day to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!
“Daylight Saving Time” is dictated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended the period for “Daylight Saving Time” by four weeks annually. It changed the beginning of DST from the first Sunday of April to the second Sunday of March.
The time change is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Daylight Saving Time ends November 1, 2020.