Time to ‘spring forward’ for Daylight Saving Time next Sunday, March 10

It may not be spring just yet, but it is not far off. In the meantime, preparations for spring activities are already underway, and Sunday, March 10, is time for clocks to change to give us that extra hour of daylight to enjoy these activities.

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. on March 10, 2024. Georgians, along with most of the country, get to turn their clocks forward 1 hour to 3 a.m. local daylight time. According to the website timeanddate.com, most of the United States will maintain this time until 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2024, when the time is scheduled to “fall back” once again to Eastern Standard Time.

In the United States, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don’t change their clocks, but the rest of the country does. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on March 10, 2024 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening after what is also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, full-time DST is not currently allowed by federal law and it would require an act of Congress to make a change. Congress still doesn’t appear to want to do that. In 2023, as in the previous couple of years, the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 was not taken up. If it ever passes, Americans would no longer have to change their clocks twice a year.

In the meantime, from Sunday we can still look forward to more daylight hours to spend outdoors for the next 8 months. Spring is just around the corner – roll on Summer!

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