Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a way of making better use of the natural daylight by setting your clock forward one hour during the summer months, and back again in the fall.
“Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead
“Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2014 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.”
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“Setting our clocks one hour forward in the spring is often referred to as ‘Daylight Savings Time’ even though ‘Daylight Saving Time’ is the correct spelling.
“‘Daylight Savings Time’ is very commonly used, especially in Australia, Canada and the United States. It’s likely that the incorrect term ‘savings’ entered is popular vocabulary because it’s so often used in everyday contexts, like ‘savings account.’
“At the beginning of the DST period in the spring clocks are moved forward, usually by one hour. When DST ends in fall (autumn), clocks are turned back again. DST does not add daylight but it gives more usable hours of daylight. In that sense, DST ‘saves’ daylight, especially during the winter months when the days get colder and darker. Standard time refers to time without DST.”