Daylight saving time explained

Published On: Nov 04 2011 09:22:25 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 07:19:18 AM PDT

Daylight saving time ends this weekend. What's behind the tradition of turning our clocks back each fall?

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Daylight saving time is meant to decrease the amount of daylight in the morning hours, so that more daylight is available in the evening.

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