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What would change for NC if Daylight Saving Time was permanent?

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RALEIGH, NC (WJNCN) – The timeless question that’s pretty timely – are you a fan of falling behind or jumping forward?

On Tuesday the The Sun Protection Act was passed in the Senatewhich would make summertime a permanent part of our lives.

While the measure has yet to pass the House and then be signed by President Joe Biden, many people are pondering the pros and cons of the daylight saving time change.

When it is over, Daylight Saving Time would become permanent from November 2023.

For Raymie Grube, she prefers to leap forward and fall back.

“I like the throwback. I don’t think that will benefit some people.”

She says the first week of Spring Forward can be tough, but she prefers we stick with the current schedule.

Mardi Hack sees the opposite. She says it upsets her body.

“I’m shifting and sleep becomes an irregular pattern. More in the fall, but I noticed it this spring. I just want it to be stable all year round. And I prefer the longer evenings with lights to it getting dark so early.”

Regardless of where you stand on this topic, it is important to note that regardless of the clocks, the length of daylight does not change! The shifting of our clocks only shifts when we see most of this daylight; either in the morning or in the evening.

We jump forward in March and fall back in November. Most of the year is spent in summer time – 65 percent to be exact!

Therefore, a permanent time change would not be a drastic change in our internal clocks.

You would notice the biggest changes in December and January, where both sunrises and sunsets are later.

At the moment our earliest sunset is at 5pm in early December. Our last sunrise is early January at 7:25am.

If we permanently switched to daylight saving time, our earliest sunset would be at 6:00 p.m. with our latest sunrise at 8:25 a.m

Some are concerned about children going to school in the dark. But for many early risers, they go to school in the dark regardless of the daylight saving time.

Although our last sunrise would not be until around 8:30 a.m., it dawns about 30 minutes before sunrise. This would give some light to those leaving the house early.

So your morning commute might need more headlights, but the permanent clock change would provide more daylight hours for after-school activities and work.

Many support the idea, stating that the root of the problem is the actual time change and trying to adjust your internal clock. Watch flip-flop may lead to more accidents and other health problems.

Currently, Hawaii and most parts of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Here in North Carolina, There were previous actions trying to stop the clock from changing.

Could we turn back the winding of our clocks? Only time can tell.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/what-would-change-if-daylight-saving-time-was-permanent/ What would change for NC if Daylight Saving Time was permanent?

DUSTIN JONES

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