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When Will It Be Time to ‘Fall Back’ and Change the Clocks?

Whether or not you are a fan of resetting your clocks in order to ‘fall back’ to Standard time, you should know that the time to complete that annual ritual is approaching.

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Whether or not you are a fan of changing clocks in order to ‘fall back’ to Standard time, you should know that the time to do that is fast approaching.

Daylight Saving Time will officially end at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, which means you’ll want to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday.

An easy mnemonic device for remembering whether it is time to gain an hour or lose an hour is the saying, “Spring Forward, Fall Back.”

Since it is now fall, it is time to move the clocks back an hour (if they don’t update themselves, which many time-driven devices now do automatically).

Many public safety officials promote this twice-a-year clock-changing ritual as a time when families should check their smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

In addition to a safer night’s sleep, you’ll also have an extra hour for sleep on Sunday due to the time reset.

Another bonus for many people is that sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier on Sunday than they were Saturday. That means there will be more light if you’re an early riser, but less light for evening activities.


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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at

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