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UPDATED: Get clocked?

Sun has set on Daylight Saving Time for 2008

Posted: November 1, 2008 7:11 p.m.
Updated: January 2, 2009 5:00 a.m.
 
Do a little dance, make a little love, get clocked tonight.

Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m., so it's time to set clocks back an hour if you haven't already.

Synch up with the U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock or the U.S. Government's official time Web site.

This year, Daylight Saving Time -- not "Savings," notes the California Energy Commission's Web site -- started March 9.

We will get to spring forward again March 8, 2009.

Prior to 2007, DST began at 2 a.m. (local time) on the first Sunday in April, and ended at 2 a.m. (local time) on the last Sunday in October. The rules for DST adopted in 2007 mean an extra four or five weeks of DST each year. There are now 238 days of DST, compared to 210 days in 2006 under the previous rules.

DST and time zones are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

DST is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the state of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe DST).

For more info, visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology Web site.

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