Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time Begins Motzaei Shabbos

(AP/Hamodia) -

It’s time to spring forward again, as the country makes the switch to daylight saving time overnight Motzoei Shabbos.

FDNY recommends that when adjusting the clock, the batteries of the smoke alarms should be changed as well.

The trade-off: gaining more evening light in the months ahead.

The government expanded daylight saving time in 2005 in an effort to save energy. It now begins on the second Sunday in March and continues until the first Sunday in November.

The official change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, although people often change their clocks before going to bed Motzaei Shabbos.

No time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 7 (3 Kislev 5782, Motzaei Shabbos Parashas Toldos).