Anxious to get an extra hour of sleep, many are searching to find out when daylight savings ends. A hot Google trend all week, there is some confusion as to whether we change the clocks back on October 30 or November 6, 2011. You will have to wait another week to ‘fall back’ because DST starts November 6, 2011 at 2:00 am.
Why the confusion? Up until 2007, Daylight Saving Time ended in mid-October. At that time, Congress adjusted DST to begin three weeks earlier and end one week later, hoping to save energy. Some people still assume that the clocks should be turned back right before Halloween, but that all changed four years ago.
So, no you can’t catch an extra hour of sleep this weekend because it’s not time to turn the clocks back yet. Unless you just want to stay in bed a little longer this weekend and practice for the November 6 time change.
Those of you who live in Arizona (most areas), Hawaii, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa don’t have to worry about when Daylight Saving Time ends. Sleep late, get up early, do whatever you want on November 6, 2011 because your clocks will stay exactly the same — there’s no DST time change for you.