Daylight saving time begins this weekend

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After what has been a long and cold winter a lot of people are looking forward to spring.

And if you’re tired of winter there is a sign that spring is not too far away, daylight saving time begins this weekend.

Saturday night, before we got to bed we turn our clocks ahead one hour, we lose an hour of sleep but the sun will set an hour later Sunday evening.

“No, I think it’s good. I think we need to do that although we lose an hour of sleep that’s the problem. Spring is in the air, I have spring fever and I think it’d be a really good thing to do,” said Melene Holmes of Springfield.

“I think it makes a difference. I mean everyone has had this scheduled kind of thinking over the years when the weather changes you know it much more appreciative of spring and summer to have a longer day, more sunlight brings more positive thinking brighter outlook you know,” said Gregory Williams of Southampton.

The starting and ending dates of daylight saving time have changed over the years.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed the starting date to the second Sunday of March and the ending date to the first Sunday of November.

While most of the country observes the time change Hawaii and most of Arizona don’t observe daylight saving time.

It’s also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

The sun will set on Sunday at 6:50 in the evening.

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