Is This November The Last Time Maine Will “Fall Back”?
If you are one of those people who are always on the go, there is a good chance that you really love the idea of "falling back" because it means that you get an extra hour. An extra hour you can use for chores around the house (if you are nocturnal), an extra hour to party, or (probably) and extra hour to sleep.
That's one of the nice things about the end of Daylight Saving Time. Of course, in the spring, we get to deal with the exact opposite. Instead of getting an extra hour, we lose an hour.
A Brief History Of Time Change
According to the Time and Date website, the first people to use a time change to change the amount of daylight they had, were the residents of Port Arthur, Ontario. The few hundred people started changing their clocks in July of 1908.
During the First World War, several countries, including Germany and the UK, made the change in order to conserve resources. Many of those countries dropped time change after the war. However, in the next few decades, it was discussed and had, for the most part, been reimplemented by the Second World War.
Who came up with the idea? The initial concept was developed by a scientist from New Zealand named Hudson and a builder from the UK named Willett.
According to a post on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website, the United States official implemented time change in 1966. At that point, Daylight Saving Time started in early April and last until late October. In the early 2000s, those times were adjusted. Now, it runs from about the middle of March until early November.
When Does Daylight Saving Time End In 2023?
So, when does Daylight Saving Time end in 2023? We "fall back" at 2 AM on Sunday, November 5th.
Will This Be The Last Time We Change The Clocks?
Over the last few years, the idea of ending time change in the United States has been brought up on numerous occasions.
Most recently, according to a Reuters article, the Sunshine Protection Act was passed by the US Senate. The bill was passed in March of 2022, but it never made it through the House of Representatives. There was no word on whether or not President Biden would have signed it into law had is passed the House.
So, for now, we are stuck with time change.