At 2 a.m. Sunday much of America will see time fall back an hour giving them an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time ends. It will be lighter in the morning when kids go off to school and their parents to work. But it will be dark by the time many of the parents return home from their jobs. Saturday, Oct. 31, Halloween Day, the sun will rise at 8 a.m. and set at 6:10. But Sunday morning it will rise at 7:02 and set at 5:08 p.m.
An easy way to remember how DST affects our clocks and daily lives is the little saying, “Spring ahead, Fall behind.”
As we move toward the winter solstice Dec. 21, the days keep getting continually shorter. We are still losing about 3 minutes of sunlight a day, nearly 20 minutes a week. Through the month of November, the area loses 1 hour and 6 minutes of daylight. However, the rate of loss slows in December as we approach the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.