Daylight Saving Time 2024 – Legit Opinions

An overview of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in 2024, including when the time changes, the impact on sunrise and sunset times, and which areas observe DST will be explained in the following blog.

What is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting clocks forward 1 hour in the spring and back 1 hour in the fall to make better use of natural daylight. In 2024, DST will begin on Sunday, March 10 and end on Sunday, November 3 for most of the United States.

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When Daylight Saving Time Changes in 2024?

Spring Forward – March 10, 2024

  • Clocks will be set 1 hour forward at 2:00 AM local time
  • Sunrise and sunset will be approximately 1 hour later on this date

Fall Back – November 3, 2024

  • Clocks will be set 1 hour backward at 2:00 AM local time
  • Sunrise and sunset will be approximately 1 hour earlier on this date

Areas That Observe Daylight Saving Time

Most of the U.S. observes DST except Arizona (excluding Navajo Nation) and Hawaii.

Areas That do not Observe Daylight Saving Time

U.S. territories like Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa do not observe DST.

Impact of Daylight Saving Time

  • Contributes to loss of sleep in the days after time changes
  • Sunsets become later in the spring/summer providing more daylight in evenings
  • Sunrises become earlier in fall/winter providing more daylight in mornings
  • Aimed at conserving energy by aligning daylight hours with times when people are awake


The biannual changing of clocks for DST continues to impact millions of Americans. Understanding the details of when these time changes occur and how sunrise/sunset times are affected can help people plan and adjust.


Check your local area’s DST observance to ensure you change your clocks correctly in March and November 2024.