Not only is it Halloween this weekend, along with a rare Halloween night full moon, but it's the last weekend for Daylight Saving Time. Montana, along with most other states in the union (except most of Arizona) will move into Winter Time by setting their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, November 1.

Daylight Saving Time has been in force since the March 8th as the USA, according to some officials, "makes better use of natural daylight," allowing people to enjoy late summer evenings. Of course, it doesn't do much for the start time at drive-in movies, even if they've been more popular than ever this last summer, due to COVID-19.

When will it start up again? Well, the official Congressional declaration has Daylight Saving Time starting on the second Sunday of March and ending on the first Sunday of November, which is November 1st, the day after Halloween this year. Next year, using that rule, it will be March 14 to November 7.

A little town in Canada, Thunder Bay, was apparently the first recorded town to adopt DST in 1908 and countries started doing the hour switcheroo in 1918. The USA has changed the length of the Summer Time a few times, most recently in 2007, when the current days were set. Speaking of Canada, the folks in the Yukon Territory in September this year adopted Pacific Daylight Time year-round. And, when it gets light in our northern hemisphere, it gets dark in the southern hemisphere. Australia and New Zealand started their Daylight Saving Time in early September.

Our motto is "Spring Forward, Fall Back." So, when you go to bed Halloween night, set your clock BACK one hour and you'll be on time Sunday.

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