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Day light savings time was at 2:00am Sunday morning November 4, 2018, with the idea of this practice first suggested by Benjamin Franklin through his essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light," published April 1784. Franklin's idea did not receive much interest so in 1907 William Willett's wrote a pamphlet "The Waste of Daylight" even still again this ideal did not take effect until 1916 when British Summer Time was introduced by the Parliament. The practice of "falling back in the fall and spring forward in the summer" is recognized by many countries and it was not until the end of World War I did it become a practice for the United States, the ideal of conserving energy became the focus but met resistance from people like Michael Downing who stated "raised holy hell, vowing to return the nation to real time, normal time, farm time, sun time—the time they liked to think of as "God's time.'
Day light savings time is still being tweaked and is decided by most states on whether to continue the practice, with Hawaii and Arizona not observing at all and what may be more confusing is the original practice was changed in 2005 from April-October to March-November with ultimate the goal of gaining one hour during the season change. Sunday morning Nov 4 it was daylight at 6:17 am in which it was thought "you will get an extra hour of sleep" but not if a person is using their internal clock to getting up with the sunrise the day before at 7:16am.
Many wonder why 100 years ago day light savings time aka DST was given any thought, yes it was for gaining an extra hour of day light for farming and work but also some more colorful reasons had a personal role in DST. In 1895, George Hudson a New Zealand entomologist wanted a 2 hour time shift so he could have longer time to bug hunt in the summer. William Willet a British builder came upon the idea having more day light hours while horseback riding and fought for the change till his died, but the Germans saw great merit in saving energy and wasted no time in implementing the practice.
DST is about geography with the farthest from the Equator, the greatest change in the season. The Earth is tilted on its axis in regards to the sun, the top and bottom portions of the earth receive more or less sunlight at different times of the year with loss of daylight more noticeable. The middle portion of the planet get the same amount of sun all year long and sees no need in adjusting to the daylight. Arizona does not recognize DST because longer hours would mean more heat and the state prefers the shorter days for cooler evenings. Whatever the preference may be nature is still in charge because when the winter solstice arrives day light will be gaining a few seconds every day. For people who work during the day that extra hour during the winter can be a refreshing moment knowing when they return home it will still be daylight. There is a rule of thought that if DST was not recognized people would adjust to the dawn of summer and autumn due to their internal clock because before electricity humans lived more by the sun cycle, but now people stay up late because of artificial light that in turns effect our biological clock and daylight saving time affects our internal clock. Day light savings will be long debated but for many the longer day light hours in winter and summer is well worth having to make a few days of sleep adjustment.