Nov 7, 2021, 2:00 am
In small parts of Arizona
Note: Only some parts of Arizona used DST in 2012.
Forward 1 hour
Mar 11, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 11, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Nov 4, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Nov 4, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
Does Arizona Have Daylight Saving Time?
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 2012 (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 11 - Nov 4||Payson||No DST||Tempe||No DST|
|Flagstaff||No DST||Phoenix||No DST||Tuba City||Mar 11 - Nov 4|
|Glendale||No DST||Pinetop-Lakeside||No DST||Tucson||No DST|
|Goodyear||No DST||Prescott||No DST||Wellton||No DST|
|Jeddito||Mar 11 - Nov 4||Sahuarita||No DST||Window Rock||Mar 11 - Nov 4|
|Kykotsmovi Village, Hopi||No DST||Scottsdale||No DST||Winslow||No DST|
|Mesa||No DST||Sedona||No DST||Yuma||No DST|
Daylight Saving Time History in Arizona
- Arizona last observed Daylight Saving Time in 1967.
- Arizona has observed DST for 6 years between 1918 and 1967 (DST in at least one location).
- See Worldwide DST Statistics
DST in Arizona Today
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.