Daylight Savings Time 2024

As the seasons shift and the days gradually become longer, the arrival of spring brings with it a familiar tradition: the transition to Daylight Saving Time (DST). This annual event, marked by setting clocks forward by one hour, is a practice observed in various parts of the world, aimed at making better use of daylight during the warmer months. In 2024, the time to “spring forward” falls on March 10th in many regions, signifying a symbolic shift towards brighter evenings and extended daylight hours.

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Daylight saving time has started once again and is now underway in 2024. Millions of clocks sprang forward on Sunday March 10th at 2 a.m. local time giving Americans more daylight in the evening.

Daylight saving time always occurs on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

Public opinion recently caused lawmakers to take action to do away with daylight saving time. Many believe that it disrupts sleep and schedules. Despite this, daylight saving time continues.

This year, daylight saving ends only a few days after Halloween. Then, our clocks “fall back” and we gain that coveted extra hour of sleep.

Here’s what to know about the end of daylight saving time in 2024.

Picture of a clock surrounded by flowers signifies the start of daylight saving time when clocks "spring forward" in March for millions of Americans.

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When does daylight saving end in 2024?

Daylight saving time in 2024 will end on Sunday Nov. 3rd at 2 a.m. local time.

Daylight saving time begins in 2024 on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. local time.

What is daylight saving time?

Daylight saving time is the time between March and November when most Americans adjust their clocks by one hour.

We lose an hour in March to gain more daylight in the summer evenings. When we “fall back” in November, it’s to add more daylight in the mornings.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox is March 19, 2024, marking the start of the spring season. As the Northern Hemisphere moves into spring, the Southern Hemisphere is opposite, and will move into fall.

Daylight saving or daylight savings?

The correct term is daylight “saving” (not savings) time. However, the incorrect term “daylight savings time” is commonly used, especially in Australia, Canada and the United States.

Is daylight saving time going away?

The push to stop changing clocks was put before Congress in the last couple of years. Now, Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio are using the start of daylight saving time in 2024 to remind the country of the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act which aims to end the twice-yearly time change and make daylight saving time permanent.

While the Sunshine Protection Act was passed unanimously by the Senate in 2022, it didn’t pass the U.S. House of Representatives and President Joe Biden did not sign it into law.

“It’s time for Congress to act, and I’m proud to be leading the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act with Senator Rubio to get this done.”, said Scott in a statement.

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Does every state observe daylight saving time?

Nope! Currently, the following states and territories do not observe daylight saving time.

  • Hawaii
  • Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation)
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands

Contributing: Krystal NurseJeanine Santucci; USA TODAY, Amy Huschka; Detroit Free Press

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