Archive for Saturday, October 28, 2006

It’s fall-back time

October 28, 2006

Lansing residents will join most of the rest of the United States this weekend in setting their clocks back an hour to herald the end of daylight-saving time for the year.

Time will "fall back" one hour officially at 2 a.m. Sunday.

The change will mean earlier sunrises but also earlier sunsets beginning Sunday. For example, Saturday's sunrise was at 7:43 a.m. and sunset at 6:23 p.m.; Sunday's sunrise is 6:44 a.m. with a 5:22 p.m. sunset.

Residents are reminded to turn their clocks back an hour before retiring for the night Saturday.

When residents here change their clocks, officials with the Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 also want people to remember to change the batteries in their fire detectors.

Federal law regarding the observance of daylight-saving time changes in 2007. The change back to daylight-saving time will move to the second Sunday in March, and clocks won't fall back until the first Sunday in November 2007.

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