On Sunday (November 5th, 2017) at 2 am, clocks turned back one hour, heralding the end of daylight saving time for much of the country. The change shifted daylight back into the morning hours. There’s a lot of confusion about daylight saving time.
So, why do we need to save daylight hours in the summer?
Daylight saving time in the US started as an energy conservation trick during World War I. It became a national stand in the 1960s. The idea is to shift the number of daylight hours we get into the evening. So if the sun sets at 8 pm instead of 7 pm, we’d presumably spend less time with the lights on in our homes at night, saving on electricity.
It also means that you’re less likely to sleep through daylight hours in the morning (since those are shifted an hour later too). Hence “saving” daylight hours for the most productive time of the day.
Most of our students who are taking English lessons in Miami are confused about daylight saving time. If you would like to know more, here are some useful information about daylight saving time for you. 🙂