TIME CHANGE SUNDAY: Fall Back and Gain an Hour of Sleep November 4, 2012

Shepherd Gate Clock
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME END SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 at 2:00 AM … the first Sunday in November in 2012. Turn your clocks back one hour overnight Saturday-to-Sunday and gain one hour of sleep. The Shepherd gate clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK does not change for Daylight Savings Time.

Arlington Heights, Illinois is in the Central Time Zone of the United States (CST -6, CDT -5). Daylight Savings Time is observed from the second Sunday in March at 2:00 a.m. until the first Sunday in November at 2:00 a.m. In Central Standard Time (CST), Arlington Heights is 6 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In Central Daylight Time (CDT), Arlington Heights is 5 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

When Daylight Savings Time ends on the first Sunday in November, turn clocks back 1 hour to Central Standard Time (-6 GMT/UT) “Fall Back” … Daylight begins earlier; Nightfall arrives earlier. The body feels like it gains an hour. At 2:00 a.m. one would turn the clock back to 1:00 a.m.

Standard time will be in effect until 2 a.m. on March 10, 2013. When Daylight Savings Time begins on the second Sunday in March, we will turn clocks forward 1 hour to Daylight Savings Time (-5 GMT/UT).

“Spring Forward”… Daylight begins later; Nightfall arrives later. The body feels like it loses an hour.

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The Shepherd Gate Clock is the clock mounted on the wall outside the gate of the Royal Greenwich Observatory building in Greenwich, London. The clock, an early example of an electric clock, was a slave mechanism controlled by electric pulses transmitted by a master clock inside the main building. But not the clock is controlled by a quartz mechanism inside the main building. The master clocks are still on display, but they are not functional. The ‘network’ of master and slave clocks was constructed and installed by Charles Shepherd in 1852. The clock by the gate was probably the first to display Greenwich Mean Time to the public, and is unusual in using the 24-hour analogue dial.

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