DST 2022 will take place this weekend.
Millions of Americans are anticipating the National Clock Adjustment, which will take effect on Sunday, November 6, 2022 and continue through Sunday, March 13, 2023.
In preparation for jet lag, Fox News Digital took a look at the story of Summer time in the USA
Here are 10 little-known facts about daylight saving time.
3rd month, 11th month – Daylight saving time occurs twice a year, once in March (spring) and once in November (autumn).
Spring DST adds one hour, so “there is one hour less in the day”, while Fall DST subtracts one hour, so “there is an extra hour day,” according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
2nd Sunday at 2 hour – The two DST dates change each year as they are implemented on the second Sunday in March and the second Sunday in November.
Daylight saving time arrives at 2 a.m. each time, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
For Spring Daylight Saving Time, the clocks advance to 3 a.m. once they strike 2 a.m. local time, which skips 2 a.m. completely.
For Fall DST, the reverse happens and the clocks go back to 1am once they strike 2am local time, so the time is repeated before move again in chronological order.
1916 – The first case of daylight saving time occurred in Germany on April 6, 1916, during the World War One, according to the Textual Records Division of the United States National Archives and Records Administration.
In a blog post, the Textual Records Division reported that the Federal Council of the German Bundesrat passed an ordinance ordering citizens to change their clocks by adding “one hour of daylight to the day during the months of May to September. “.
1918 – Congress passed the Standard Time Act of 1918, according to an article on daylight saving time published by the History, Art & Archives website of the US House of Representatives.
The Standard Time Act of 1918 was the first national summer time law.
“The law, which builds on an earlier campaign by rail companies to synchronize their schedules in North Americaestablished five time zones across the continental United States and Alaska and, most importantly, required that clocks be put forward one hour on the last Sunday in March and moved back one hour on the last Sunday in October,” wrote History, Art & Archives in its report.
1966 – The Uniform Time Act of 1966 was signed into law on April 13, 1966, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to History, Art, and Archives of the United States House of Representatives.
“Although the law would be amended several times over the next few decades, the Uniform Time Act of 1966 remains a major foundation of our timekeeping system,” writes History, Art & Archives.
71 – Only 71 countries observe daylight saving time, according to Time and Date, a Norwegian time zone and world clock website.
Summer time would still be used in eight countries in North America, two countries from South America, seven countries from Asia, two countries from Africa, three countries from Oceania (Australia and the Pacific Islands) and 49 countries from Europe.
2 states, 5 territories – DST is not observed in Hawaii, Arizona (except the Navajo Nation), American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands , according to the National Conference of State Legislatures – a nonpartisan organization created plan of sitting state legislators in Washington, D.C.
4th month, 10th month – In the United States, daylight saving time was observed in April and October, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Daylight saving time was moved to November and March with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which dealt with energy production in the United States.
6 out of 10 Americans – A DST survey released by Monmouth University – a private college in West Long Branch, New Jersey – in March 2022 found that 61% of Americans would like to get rid of the nation’s “twice-a-year time change”.
– Pacific: Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada
– Mountain: Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico
– Central: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama
– East: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida
29 states – Between 2015 and 2019, 29 states introduced year-round DST legislation, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
According to transport agency.
The Department of Transport is the government agency with the “power” to change daylight saving time and it is “a power it has had since its founding in 1966,” the statistics office wrote.