Central Standard TimeNovember 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Some clocks are easier to change than others! Today (Sun.) we move back to Eastern Standard Time. At 2 AM early this morning (first Sunday of November), we moved back to 1 am and did that hour over again. As you can see on this world map, Daylight Saving Time is observed over most of N. America and Europe, but not over most of Asia and Africa. Hawaii, most of Arizona and Saskatchewan don’t move to Daylight Time. Part of Australia moves to Daylight Time, but most of the country does not. Much of the world used to change the clocks, but do not today. Benjamin Franklin suggested moving clocks to save on candles in 1784. Here’s more. The sunrise moves back to 7:20 this am, but the sun will set at 5:29. The earliest sunsets occur in the 2nd week of December at 5:08 pm. Sunrises will occur later each day until the first week of January. Average temperature lags the position of the sun by about a month, so our coldest temperatures on average come around Jan. 20th. Here’s a cool video about Daylight Saving Time.