Official Time Daylight Saving Time 2010

November 7th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Daylight Saving Time officially ends today, Sunday Nov. 7. That means all clocks needs to be turned back one hour late. This year the period started from March 14.

The start and end of the Daylight Saving Time mode is not static year-in-year-out. The period used to start in the first Sunday in April but that has changed now. The period now commences on the second Sunday in March. That means the Daylight Saving Time began earlier this year. In that period, the clocks were turned forward by an hour.

That is not the only change that has taken place. The ending date for the period has also moved forward. The Daylight Saving Time used to end on the last Sunday in October but this year the period has extended to the first Sunday of November. Every clock, except those that are chip based and programmed to automatically do that, needs to be turned back by one hour.

The Daylight Saving Time was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 to help ensure that more daylight hours are expended. It was not actually adopted until 1895 when it was implemented.

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