Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Despite attempts to keep Daylight Saving Time running through the winter, it’s not going to be happening this year. There is one benefit though – we do get an extra hour of sleep overnight on Halloween this weekend as we get to “fall back” in the early morning hours of Sunday.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 clocks are to be turned backward 1 hour to 1 a.m. Sunday. The return to local standard time is scheduled to last 3 1/2 months until March 14, 2021.

There was a plan by some legislators to do away with it, at least temporarily, to “provide one year of stability for families who are already dealing with enough change with virtual learning, work from home, and other disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed into our daily lives.”

Georgia in fact did vote to make this change, but cannot go ahead with it without an Act of Congress at the federal level. However, that did not happen this year so on Sunday sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier than on Oct. 31. This will give you more light in the morning.

Your pets, however, are unlikely to be aware of it. So expect them to wake you up in line with the sunrise, no matter what your reset clock may say.

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