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This weekend is summer time. What you need to know about the jump this season.

Spring is almost here and with it comes summer time.

Since November 5, the nation has been without.

Every year, “spring forward” affects the daily lives of millions of Americans by requiring clock changes and disrupting circadian rhythms. Although the trade-off for spending more hours in the sun sees daylight saving time as a necessary hurdle, there is still much debate about whether this practice should continue. Arizona and Hawaii do not observe daylight saving time, except in the Navajo Nation, as well as in the areas of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With daylight saving time arriving at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, where exactly is South Carolina in practice?

South Carolina votes no on daylight saving time

In 2020, the South Carolina legislature voted to make daylight saving time permanent. If passed, South Carolina residents would no longer be asked to change their clocks twice a year so they could enjoy longer periods of daylight during the winter months. Despite efforts to thwart DST once and for all, the law cannot go into effect without Congress voting on ending the time changes.

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The Sunshine Protection Act is a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent, according to an article in USA Today. In 2022, the bill was unanimously approved by the US Senate. Because it failed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Joe Biden was unable to sign the bill into law. A 2023 version of the law also doesn’t appear to be gaining much momentum.

What is daylight saving time?

Daylight saving time is the practice of Americans moving their clocks forward one hour to make room for more daylight during the summer evenings. It takes place just in time for the beginning of the northern hemisphere’s spring equinox on March 19.

A man watches the last sunset of daylight saving time, Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri.  The sun will set an hour earlier on Sunday as people in most of the United States set their clocks back an hour to switch to standard time.

A man watches the last sunset of daylight saving time, Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri. The sun will set an hour earlier on Sunday as people in most of the United States set their clocks back an hour to switch to standard time.

When is daylight saving time this year?

Daylight saving time starts this Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m

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When does daylight saving time end?

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m. local time. Americans will change their clocks again – this time an hour later – to “fall back,” creating more room for the morning light. Next year, daylight saving time will resume on Sunday, March 9, 2025.

Nina Tran covers trending topics. Reach her via email at ntran@gannett.com

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Spring forward: What you need to know this week about daylight saving time in SC.

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