Daylight Savings Time 2010 and DST 2010 Spring Forward Updates

Daylight Savings Time 2010 and DST 2010 Spring Forward Updates.  Next Sunday is a big day. Daylight Savings Time is when we “spring forward” for the year, thus “gaining” an hour of sunlight during the night hours.  This shift in time that we observe each and every year has the purpose of energy conservation. Without Daylight Saving Time, some think that we would actually spend more on energy.

Did she just say “Daylight Saving Time?” Yes, I did. I didn’t mess up. “Daylight Savings Time” isn’t the correct way to identify “Spring Forward.”  However many swap out the “Saving” with “Savings” because it just sounds better.

The most recent legislation surrounding DST occurred in 2005.  Then, President George W. Bush passed legislation which actually lengthened Daylight Savings Time, making it occur earlier in the year and then reverting back to Standard Time late in the year.

Not all of the US participates in this phenomenon.  Hawaii, Arizona, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam all stay on Standard Time all year long.  In addition, some counties in Indiana don’t participate in DST either.

Next Sunday, before you make big plans don’t forget to mark your calendars for Daylight Savings Time 2010 and remember to take that hour reduction in time into consideration before going to bed.  Computer clocks and cell phones should automatically update.  Anything else you might need to do on your own.

 

Daylight Saving Time Schedule North America 2007 – 2015

Year DST Begins 2 a.m.
(Second Sunday in March)
DST Ends 2 a.m.
(First Sunday in November)
2007 March 11 November 4
2008 March 9 November 2
2009 March 8 November 1
2010 March 14 November 7
2011 March 13 November 6
2012 March 11 November 4
2013 March 10 November 3
2014 March 9 November 2
2015 March 8 November 1

  

   

 

Source:

National Geographic