Daylight Saving Time: Time to fall back one hour

The end of Year 2022 Daylight Saving Time will come just after midnight on November 5-6, 2022.  The exact time of the changeover will be 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, at which time all U.S. clocks will fall back one hour to 1:00 a.m. in the jurisdictions (including all of Illinois) that observe Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time is observed over almost all of the U.S. in accordance with the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966.  Daylight saving time used to be called ‘summer time,’ but it now stretches over a period of time (more than seven and a half months) which is much longer than the three months of summer.  Some of the nation’s retailers say that people shop more, for longer periods, if there is still some light in the sky when the shoppers are leaving their places of daytime work.  This perception has helped to standardize, and lengthen the official length of, the months of the year which America observes Daylight Saving Time.  However, each state can choose to opt out of Daylight Saving Time, and two states – Arizona and Hawaii – have opted out.