Starting tomorrow, time will "spring forward," which means you'll have an extra hour of daylight in the evening. That may also make it dark outside when you wake up to go to school or work.
That's because Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour.
What do you plan to do with that extra hour of evening sunshine?
Head to Redwood Regional Park for a short hike? Give your garden some extra springtime attention? Or just be glad you are driving home from team practice while it's still light outside?
How about waking up to darkness outside? Does that bother you? Will it affect your commute?
Although most computers and cell phones adjust automatically, some clocks and electronic devices need to be adjusted by hand. (Don't forget stove, microwave, thermostat...) Who does that in your house?
For the record, Ben Franklin first suggested shifting the clocks to save on candles, according to Discovery, but no one took him up on his idea at the time.
The first official national time shift wasn’t until 1918. Then the United States stopped the practice, started again during World War II for energy conservation reasons, stopped when the war was over and re-started with the Uniform Time Act in 1966.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 lengthened daylight saving to eight months instead of six months.
Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time.