Daylight Saving Time. It's finally over, people. Almost. In just a few short hours from now, it will be time to turn the clocks back FOR GOOD.
Or at least until March 2016 comes around.
Tomorrow morning, it's time to turn the clocks back, and for all you Americans looking forward to a long, dark winter, it's a thing of beauty.
Okay, that's virtually no one. Whatever.
Hey, at least you get an extra hour of sleep! Well, unless you have kids or pets who have no idea what's up, in which chase, no you don't.
Anyway, Daylight Saving Time remains inherently confusing for some people, which is why is THG is here to break it down for all y'all:
See helpful graphic above. BAM!!
If that's not sufficient, here's a more detailed rundown of Daylight Saving Time 2015, and what to expect with Daylight Saving Time 2016:
- Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m.
- Time "springs" forward and "falls" back an hour (above).
- So your clocks ahead an hour before you go to bed.
- OR stay up until 2 a.m., turn the clocks to 1 a.m., then hit the sack.
- Your iPhone should do this automatically. Your oven? Nada.
- It will start getting dark at 4:30 on the East Coast now. Yay?
- The concept of Daylight Saving Time dates back to 1895.
- It was recently extended across the U.S. to save energy use.
- In 2016, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13.
- If you can't figure out how to change the effing clock in your car, don't worry. Make a mental (or Post-It) note that it's fast until 3/3/16.
- Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico residents: Disregard.
There you go. You are officially prepared. Up top.