Clocks Go Back One Hour This Weekend, But Why?
Why do we decide to make it dark super early? I did some digging!
This weekend is the end of Daylight Savings time, and on Saturday before you go to bed turn your clocks back (or just leave your phone on and it'll change back for you)! But no one likes when it gets dark at 4PM, so why do we turn our clocks back?
Well to figure it out we first have to learn about Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving time is when we "spring" forward an hour, and according to Wonderopolis.org
“Daylight Saving Time was originally instituted in the United States during World War I and World War II in order to take advantage of longer daylight hours and save energy for the war production”
And as Webexhibits.org explains Daylight saving as
“The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening”
So why don't we just stay on Daylight Savings Time? Why do we have to turn it back?
Well I literally cannot find anything online that says why we turn them back... so the only thing I can think of is so we can move that hour of daylight back to the morning? Which I guess kind of makes sense, but I'm still not happy about it getting dark at 4PM. What do you think? Should we continue to change the clocks, or just leave them alone??