Note: Only some parts of Arizona used DST in 2008.
Forward 1 hour
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 9, 2008 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, November 2, 2008, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 2, 2008, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2008 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
Most of Arizona does not use DST. The only exception is the Navajo Nation where clocks spring forward 1 hour together with the rest of the United States on the second Sunday in March and fall back again on the first Sunday in November (see locations in the table below).
DST in Locations in Arizona in 2008 (30 Locations)
|Buckeye||No DST||Moenkopi||No DST||Seligman||No DST|
|Bullhead City||No DST||Mohave Valley||No DST||Sierra Vista||No DST|
|Chandler||No DST||Page||No DST||Surprise||No DST|
|Chinle||Mar 9 - Nov 2||Payson||No DST||Tempe||No DST|
|Flagstaff||No DST||Phoenix||No DST||Tuba City||Mar 9 - Nov 2|
|Glendale||No DST||Pinetop-Lakeside||No DST||Tucson||No DST|
|Goodyear||No DST||Prescott||No DST||Wellton||No DST|
|Jeddito||Mar 9 - Nov 2||Sahuarita||No DST||Window Rock||Mar 9 - Nov 2|
|Kykotsmovi Village, Hopi||No DST||Scottsdale||No DST||Winslow||No DST|
|Mesa||No DST||Sedona||No DST||Yuma||No DST|
Arizona is the only state in the contiguous US that has opted out of DST, a right granted by the US Energy Policy Act of 2005.
The Navajo Nation, a semi-autonomous Native American territory, observes DST because it extends into New Mexico and Utah. The Hopi Nation, which lies within the Navajo Nation, follows Arizona's no-DST rule.