When will the clocks change this year?

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Whether you dread it or love it, daylight saving time is fast approaching this year.

People should expect to put their clocks forward one hour in the early morning of March 12. Specifically, daylight saving time will start at 2 a.m., which means that at that time the time will automatically change to 3 a.m. – depending on the device – or you will have to put it forward .

Due to the time change, sunset will be one hour later on March 12 than it was on March 11. Sunrise will also be an hour later, which means more darkness early in the morning, but also more light in the evening.

In New York, for example, sunset will be at 5:58 p.m. on March 11, then at 6:59 p.m. on March 12. In Kansas City, sunset will be 7:22 p.m. once the time changes. In Tampa, Florida, the sun will not set until 7:37 p.m., after daylight saving time has passed.

Daylight Saving Time: These States Want to Stop Changing Clocks Twice a Year

The days will continue to get longer by June 21, the summer solstice and the longest day of the year.

This year, Daylight Saving Time will last until November 5, when we’ll roll back our clocks and return to the early sunsets and dark evenings associated with the winter season.

Eighteen states have passed some sort of legislation to permanently switch to daylight saving time under certain conditions. Most of them are awaiting congressional approval. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the Sun Protection Act in 2021, which would have eliminated biannual clock changes and moved the entire country to permanent daylight saving time.

The bill passed the Senate but never passed the House during the legislative session.

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