Daylight Savings Time arrives: Time for the annual debate
It's that time of year again: time to debate whether Daylight Savings Time is good or bad.
Debate away. Just make sure to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight — and consider a cup of coffee in the morning to compensate for the lost sleep.
Michigan, like most of the nation, observes Daylight Savings Time, which extends daylight later into the evening.
Here's more information on the history of DST, courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory:
Starting in 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time. These dates were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005).