If you thought Daylight Saving Time was slated to take place this weekend in the U.S., think again. Believe it or not you still need to wait another week to change the clocks back an hour! While the folks in the U.K. will see the Daylight Savings Time clock change this weekend, the folks in the U.S. will need to put up with the dark and gloomy morning rush hour another week. They will also have to wait for that extra hour of sleep, which might be the only plus that comes with turning the clock back besides brighter mornings. 

First Sunday in November 

For the U.S. and Canada, Daylight Saving Time arrives on Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m., which is when the clocks "fall-back" an hour.  The folks across the pond in the U.K. get their extra hour of sleep on Sunday October 30, when they turn clocks back.

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If you are like most people noticing sunrise is getting later each day, you've probably taken to the Internet to find out what day we turn the clocks back

DST seems late this year

More than likely you found yourself a bit disappointed that you have to wait until November 6 before your morning commute isn't in total darkness! The two most important days of the year are what the Weather Network calls the two days every year when you change your clock by one hour in accordance with the the Daylight Saving Time system. They suggest that you would see just how important these two time-changing days really are if you forget to change your clocks back.

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It wouldn't take too long for your day to become a mess being off an hour for things! 

Regular Time only 4 months out of the year?

Daylight Savings Time actually starts the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November and this year the end of this program falls on November 6. This means as of November 6, we are on regular time again for just about four months. We start the Daylight Saving Time program again on March 12, 2017. 

Many don't realize that we only live our lives with regular time in place for about one quarter of the year.

According to the Weather Network, Daylight Savings Time is followed by more than 70 countries around the world. In the U.S., there are a few places that don't observe the Time Change, according to the Time and Date website.

Who gets to escape the archaic clock change?

Most of Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time as this state is exempt from the program. Hawaii does not recognize DST along with the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.

The latest DST can occur in November is...

Daylight Savings Time change in November can't be any later than November 7, since it always falls on the first Sunday in November. With it falling on November 6 it seems late this year considering it fell on Sunday November 1 last year, which was the day after Halloween. So Halloween will come and go this year and you still have to wait almost a week for the time to change. You have that extra hour of sleep to look forward to and a much brighter morning commute!

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