El Paso Prepares to Fall Back, Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday
You've no doubt noticed it's staying darker later in the morning and getting darker earlier in the evening. Less daylight signals the impending end of the archaic ritual we call Daylight Saving Time.
At 2 a.m. this Sunday, November 1, we go back in time and 2 a.m. magically becomes 1 a.m. again resulting in the mythical “extra hour of sleep.” Of course, that means you’ll be driving home from your 9 to 5 in darkness for the next few months, but, hey, an extra hour of sleep Sunday, amirite?
This year DTS is notable because it falls on the same weekend as Halloween night, which coincides with a full moon – and not just any full moon; a blue moon, no less. A ‘blue moon’ is what they call the second full moon in one month, which only occurs every two-and-a-half to three years.
That’s where the saying ‘once in a blue moon’ comes from; it means to do something or that something happens very rarely. And do you know what happens once in a blue moon? A blue moon on Halloween night. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, a blue moon on Oct. 31 happens only once every 19 years.
So, go ahead, revel in the spooky holiday, the rare celestial event, and the extra hour of sleep this weekend, and don’t even worry about adjusting your clock.
We live in a time where you don’t have to go from room to room physically changing clocks anymore because (1.) you're not your grandpa, and (2.) most tech devices like that fancy phone that you use to do everything but actually talk to people will automatically adjust when DST begins.
The 21st century, baby!