Spring Forward, Fall Back!

Daylight saving time, short DST, also daylight savings time or daylight time (in the United States and Canada) and summer time ( in the UK, EU), is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by one hour in the spring and set clocks back by one hour in autumn to return to standard time. As a result, there is one 23-hour day in late winter or early spring and one 25-hour day in autumn.

The idea of daylight saving was proposed by George Hudson in 1895. The German Empire and Austria-Hungary organized the first nationwide implementation starting on April 30, 1916. Since then many countries have used it at various times, particularly since the  1970s energy crisis. DST generally not observed near the equator, where sunrise and sunset times do not vary enough to justify it.

Nonetheless, that half-yearly time travel can be quite exhausting. Take a look at our visual of the week for more. because we just love data. and the general idea of time travel.

PS: Remember to change your clocks this Sunday!