AUSTIN (KXAN) — As we work our way through October, you may be wondering when we “fall back” and get that extra hour of sleep.
Nov. 6 is the magical date when Daylight Saving Time ends, so this Sunday marked four weeks away and counting down. The yearly occurrence acts as a time shift when we set our clocks one hour earlier as we head into Standard Time.
As it is, we’re losing almost two minutes of daylight per day.
Key dates: Sunrise and sunsets
- Oct. 14: Last sunset of 7 p.m. or later for 2022
- Nov. 5: Last day of Daylight Saving Time
- Sunrise: 7:48 a.m., Sunset: 6:40 p.m.
- Nov. 6: First day of Standard Time
- Sunrise: 6:49 a.m., Sunset: 5:39 p.m.
- Nov. 19: Last day with sunrise before 7 a.m. for 2022
- Nov. 25 through Dec. 10: Earliest sunset of the year (5:30 a.m.)
- Dec. 21: First day of winter, shortest day length of the year (10 hours, 11 min, 38 seconds)
- Jan. 4-15: Latest sunrise of the year (7:28 a.m.)
What to do when Standard Time begins?
There are some checklist items you should plan on doing the weekend of the time change.
- Obvious: Change clocks back one hour if they don’t adjust to standard time automatically
- Don’t forget the microwave clock, oven clock, sprinkler clock and car clock
- Put new batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector.