By AUSTIN LAGESSE, NEWS3 Reporter
MACOMB, Illinois – It is time to prepare to set clocks back an hour, as the end of daylight savings time is almost here. Macomb, and most of the united states other than Arizona and Hawaii, will “fall back” an hour Sunday, Nov. 6.
Daylight savings time first began during World War I as a measure to save coal. And with Daylight Savings Time no longer in effect, the sun will rise an hour earlier in the morning and set an hour earlier at night.
If the time change was in effect today, the sun would rise at 6:30 a.m. and set around 5 p.m., instead of rising at 7:30 a.m. and setting at 6 p.m.
Daylight Savings Time will begin again on March 12, when clocks need to “spring” back ahead an hour.