Next weekend is the first weekend of November, so on Saturday night/Sunday morning clocks will 'fall back' an hour.

It is always an adjustment. Next Saturday the sun rises at 7:19, and sets at 5:18. But after the chance Sunday's sunrise is 6:20 and the sun sets at 4:17. Monday 6:21 rise, and 4:16 set and on it goes.

Until it doesn't get light until Noon and gets dark 10 minutes later.

Exaggeration, yes.  But for some here comes the season of sad. s.a.d., actually. Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Actually, it is less daylight no matter what time it is. Whether it's Daylight Saving Time or Eastern Standard time.

And while we are on the topic of time

Sure is hard to get everyone in the room to agree on something. And the same is true in the House.

Remember the bill that passed the U.S. Senate in March of this year to make Daylight Saving Time permanent and year-round all across the country?

Well, hold on for a minute.


The bill that would make daylight saving time in effect year-round is called The Sunshine Protection Act. It was unanimously passed in the Senate and there was talk in the spring that there would be even more states climbing on board the ‘let’s not change the clocks twice a year anymore’ bandwagon.

There are already 20 states that have gone on record as opposing the back and forth, springing forward, and falling back with the time. Maine is one of them.

There was talk at the time of the passing of the Sunshine Protection Act that dozens more states were looking to join the club. But it is never as simple as it seems sometimes, and a lot of states want permanent Standard Time, and a lot want permanent Daylight Saving time.

It might not matter. Out of Washington D.C. comes news that there is little chance that the bill will advance in the House.

When asked about the bill moving forward towards a vote and passage, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Palline told The Hill

I can’t say it’s a priority

Daylight Saving Time started in 1918. And it looks like it’ll keep occurring in spring and fall, at least for the near future.

Photo by Luke Chesser on Unsplash
Photo by Luke Chesser on Unsplash

First Sunday of November clocks go back.  And the Second Sunday of March back to Daylight Saving Time. This year November 5th, and March 12th.

At least for now.

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