Last night was the night to “Fall Back,” by setting your clock back one hour. Officially, the time change occurred at what would have been 2:00am. Just after 1:59am, the clock switched to 1:00am again, with a “second chance” at that overnight hour.
This marked the end of Daylight Saving Time. (Note that it’s “Saving,” not “Savings.”) We are now back to Eastern Standard Time (EST), having just left Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
In 2007, the dates for the start and end of Daylight Saving Time will change, since President Bush signed a law adjusting them. We’ll “Spring Forward,” adjusting the clock ahead one hour (and, unfortunately, losing an hour of sleep) a month earlier. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates that 2007’s Daylight Saving Time will begin on March 11th. We’ll get the extra hour of sleep when we “Fall Back” on November 4th. That could make Halloween a little safer in 2007, giving the trick-or-treaters a little more light late into the evening.
I took advantage of that extra hour. I think it would be nice to find a way to make for an extra hour of sleep at least once a month.
If you come up with any ideas, let me know.