Daylight saving time ends Sunday

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before bedtime this Sat., Nov. 3, for daylight saving time.

At 2 a.m. on Nov. 3, residents are reminded to turn their clocks back one hour to set the new time.

Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Sunday than the day before, giving more light during the morning hours, and less light during the evening hours.

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In northwest Florida, residents are encouraged to set their clocks back an hour despite Gov. Rick Scott signing a bill to keep daylight saving time year round. According to reports, the Florida legislature passed a bill that Scott signed earlier this year. The change requires congressional approval.

If Congress approves, northwest Florida would be one hour ahead of neighboring Alabama during part of the year, including winter, according to reports. The year-round move was established to aid in tourism.

DST is a seasonal time change measure where clocks are set ahead of standard time during part of the year, usually by one hour. As DST starts, the sun rises and sets later, on the clock, than the day before, according to

Today, about 40 percent of countries worldwide use it to make better use of daylight and to conserve energy.