When is Daylight Saving Time 2013?

When Is Daylight Saving Time 2013? In most of the United States, Daylight Saving Time 2013 begins at 2am local time on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

RELATED: WHEN DOES DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME 2013 END?

When Does Daylight Saving Time 2013 end? In most of the United States, Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends at 2am local time on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

For Daylight Saving Time 2013, do I gain an hour or lose an hour? When Daylight Saving Time 2013 begins on March 10, you will set your clocks one hour ahead, thereby losing an hour. When Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends on Nov. 3, you will set your clocks back one hour, thereby gaining an hour (an easy way to remember how to set your clocks is to “Spring Forward” in the spring, and “Fall Back” in the fall).

During Daylight Saving Time 2013 from March 10-Nov. 3, you will see times in your zone listed with “DT,” meaning “Daylight Time.” For example, if you are in the Eastern Time Zone, you would see times in your areas listed as EDT, meaning Eastern Daylight Time, during Daylight Saving Time 2013. After 2am on Nov. 3, when Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends, times will go back to Standard Time, so you will see times list with an “ST.” Again, for an example, in the Eastern Time Zone, times would then be listed as EST, meaning Eastern Standard Time.

How Will My Favorite TV Shows Be Affected By Daylight Saving Time 2013? Your favorite programs will still be airing at their usual times once Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10 (you’ll just notice a bit more light outside once they begin). If you happen to be up when Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on March 10, you may notice oddities in your onscreen program guide, such as a two-hour movie filling out a three-hour block in the guide during the switchover, but that is just basically an illusion caused by the moving forward of one hour at that moment.

Most DVRs and onscreen guides should automatically account for the Daylight Saving Time change. However, if you still use a VCR that does not automatically change for Daylight Saving Time, make sure you adjust its clock accordingly to ensure you don’t miss an hour of your favorite shows — or the entire show —  if you try to record them!

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3 Responses to When is Daylight Saving Time 2013?

  1. Seth Thomas says:

    Many people and broadcasters mistakenly say “Daylight Savings Time.” Savings go into banks, the time change is Daylight Saving.

  2. Jeff Pfeiffer says:

    You’re right, Andrew, thanks for pointing that out. I’ll update.

  3. Andrew says:

    It’s “Daylight Saving Time”, not “daylight savings time”. It saves daylight, hence, it’s daylight saving.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

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