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Daylight Savings Begins as We Spring Forward One Hour Sunday, March 9: Sunset Moves Ahead to 7:26 p.m.

by Madison V. Fisler

March 7, 2014. Yes, it’s that time again. Daylight savings begins on Sunday, March 9, which means that you will need to “spring forward” one hour on Sunday to stay on track.

Daylight savings officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 and will officially end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. 

Not all states follow daylight savings time. States that will not need to change the times on clocks include Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands, according to National Geographic. 

Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to suggest Daylight Savings as a way to allow for more productive hours in the day and reduce energy consumption for lighting fuels. During World War II, the United States made daylight savings mandatory as a way to reduce resource consumption for the war effort. 

Sunset on Sunday, March 9 will occur at approximately 7:26 p.m. one hour and one minute later than on Saturday.