Daylight saving time in New Mexico began at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11 and ended at 2 a.m. today. Turn your clocks back one hour today. Courtesy image
In the U.S., daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time changes taking place at 2 a.m. local time.
With a mnemonic word play referring to seasons, clocks “spring forward, fall back”—that is, in springtime the clocks are moved forward from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. and in fall they are moved back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. Daylight saving time lasts for a total of 34 weeks (238 days) every year, about 65 percent of the entire year.
Daylight saving time is the practice of setting the clock forward by one hour during the warmer part of the year, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST), the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established the system of uniform Daylight Saving Time throughout the US.