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Daylight Saving Time Begins March 12

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Daylight saving time begins March 12. (Rommma/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 03 Mar 2017 11:11 AM

Daylight saving time is just days away, when clocks will spring forward an hour despite the fact that we’re still in the midst of the winter season.

DST will start at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12 and last for about eight months this year.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which came into effect two years later, stretched DST from four weeks to five, changing its start date from the first Sunday of April to the second Sunday of March. The rule also changed the end of DST, moving that date from the last Sunday in October to the first Sunday in November, Mass Live noted.

Though DST means you’ll be losing an hour of sleep, on the bright side it means that you’ll see the sun shining from the sky for an extra hour, WXYZ noted.

Past theories suggest that DST was implemented so that farmers could benefit from more sunlight.

Other theories suggest that a desire to save more energy was one of the main reasons why the time change was originally made.

Those are theories that have been passed down from generations, and might not mean as much to millennials.

We live in a time where most of us don’t have to worry about setting our clocks forward or backward unless we’re setting an alarm for ourselves.

Smartphones, computers and even some automobiles have the ability to change the clocks accordingly all on their own, and that will be the case when DST starts March 12.

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