Daylight Saving Time 2022 in the United States

When Does The Time Change?

When does daylight saving time end this year?

13 Mar 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Started

13 March: Forward 1 hour

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, 13 March 2022, 02:00:00 clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 13 March 2022, 03:00:00 local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on 13 Mar 2022 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring ForwardSummer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

6 Nov 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 November: Back 1 hour

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, 6 November 2022, 02:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, 6 November 2022, 01:00:00 local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 6 Nov 2022 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

  • United States first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1918.
  • United States has observed DST for 104 years between 1918 and 2021 (DST in at least one location).

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.


Year Daylight Saving Time Begins Daylight Saving Time Ends
2022 Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 A.M.
2023 Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 A.M.
2024 Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 A.M.
2025 Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 A.M.

Note: In the U.S., exceptions to DST are Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.

Daylight saving time: Fact and fiction

  • It’s daylight saving time, not daylight “savings” time. You are saving daylight, not savings daylight.
  • Contrary to popular belief, daylight saving time was not invented for the benefit of farmers. Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784.
  • The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I.
  • From 1986 to 2006, DST in the U.S. started in April and ended in October but was extended to March through November beginning in 2007.
  • About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
  • Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don’t observe the time change.