Reminder: Wyoming Valley residents need to “fall back” an hour Sunday

By Eileen Godin - | November 1st, 2015 10:42 am

Wyoming Valley residents will have to wind analog clocks back an hour from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time on Sunday.

The transition to Standard Time officially began at 2 a.m. Nov. 1. The time change will result in more daylight in the mornings but earlier sunsets.

Americans were not always required to change their clocks.

The concept of Daylight Saving Time was introduced first by an essay “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light,” by Benjamin Franklin while he was an ambassador to France. Franklin’s idea was for people to utilize daylight hours more efficiently and save on candle wax.

In 1918, the United States adopted the time change idea. Due to itIt was repealed a year later.

The transition to Daylight Saving Time was re-established during World War II. In 1974, President Richard Nixon implemented the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act establishing bi-annual time change nationwide.

Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Island do not participate in the time change from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time.

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By Eileen Godin

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