It's almost time to turn clocks back (Nov. 6) as Daylight Saving Time… (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles…)
Daylight saving time is set to end Nov. 6, which supposedly is good for our body clocks (more sleep) but bad for those of us who don't want to let go of summer -- or at least not those long summer days.
But these places flat-out don't crank the clock back an hour to standard time: Arizona (except the Navajo Indian Reservation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Add Saskatchewan, Canada, to the list too.
The time change means that on Nov. 6, the sun will set at 4:57 p.m. in Los Angeles, 5:31 p.m. in Phoenix and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 5:50 p.m. in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and 5:53 p.m. in Honolulu. Those are local times, of course, but good to know if you're on the road.
Here are some websites that can help with the transition. The California Energy Commission explains the reason for daylight saving time (it's complicated, and political) and lists clock-changing dates through 2015. Timeanddate.com allows you to create your own personal world clock to display local times for cities around the globe.
And Sunrisesunset.com creates calendars with sunrise and sunset times for anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, including national parks.