Daylight Saving Time 2010 – US Official Time 2010

daylight-saving-time-2010-us-official-time-2010Daylight Saving Time 2010 Ends On November 07. Fall Back Time Change 2010. Daylight Saving Time(DST) is the process to temporarily advance the clocks in the country so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less daylight. Typically clocks are adjusted forward 1 hour near the start of spring and set backward in fall. This practice is intended to conserve energy.

Daylight saving time is upon us once again, and residents should turn their clocks back one hour before they go to bed Saturday night. According to Daylight Savings Time 2010 schedule indicated in the Uniform Time Act of 1966 and amended by Energy Policy Act of 2005, for all residents of US and Canada, effective Sunday, November 7, 2010 the clocks fall back to Standard Time. The official change will occur at 2 a.m. During Standard Time, clocks are turned backward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from evening to morning.

Since 1986 daylight saving time in the United States ran from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. In 2005, President George W. Bush signed an energy bill which extended daylight saving by four weeks, beginning three weeks earlier and ending one week later. The bill states that daylight savings should begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

However some US states and territories, including Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas, do not observe Daylight Saving Time.

To set the precise time you can visit the official U.S. Time Clock, which is maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and its military counterpart, the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO).

Daylight Saving Time will return on March 13, 2011 in the US and Canada.