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Daylight Saving Time Takes Effect On Nov. 6.
Updated October 28, 2016 8:00 AM
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(UNDATED) - Daylight Saving Time takes effect on November 6.

On that Sunday, residents need to turn back their clocks at 2 a.m. 1 hour to 1 a.m. making the fall sunrises an hour earlier.

While some relish the idea of an "extra" hour of sleep, others dread the early nightfalls that standard time brings.

However, the days have been getting shorter since the day after the summer solstice on June 20.

The day length will not change drastically with the onset of standard time.

The big difference will be in the sunset times, which will shift back to near 5 p.m. after the change.

The twice-yearly routine of changing the clocks was enacted by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the times have been altered through the years, but as of 2007 daylight time begins in most of the U.S. on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

We move the clocks back one hour in the fall, and move them ahead an hour in the spring.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the days will get progressively shorter until the winter solstice, which falls on Wednesday, December 21, at 4:44 a.m CST. That will be the shortest day of the year.



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