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Clock Changes in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1986

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Start DST: Sunday, April 27, 1986
 1 hour forward

End DST: Sunday, October 26, 1986
 1 hour backward

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Apr 27

Forward 1 hour

Apr 27, 1986 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 27, 1986, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 27, 1986, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 27, 1986 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 26

Back 1 hour

Oct 26, 1986 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 26, 1986, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 26, 1986, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 26, 1986 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

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Other years: 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

Daylight Saving Time in Other Years

DST changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

YearDST Start (Clock Forward)DST End (Clock Backward)
* 1980Sunday, April 27, 2:00 amSunday, October 26, 2:00 am
* 1981Sunday, April 26, 2:00 amSunday, October 25, 2:00 am
* 1982Sunday, April 25, 2:00 amSunday, October 31, 2:00 am
* 1983Sunday, April 24, 2:00 amSunday, October 30, 2:00 am
* 1984Sunday, April 29, 2:00 amSunday, October 28, 2:00 am
* 1985Sunday, April 28, 2:00 amSunday, October 27, 2:00 am
* 1986Sunday, April 27, 2:00 amSunday, October 26, 2:00 am
* 1987Sunday, April 5, 2:00 amSunday, October 25, 2:00 am
* 1988Sunday, April 3, 2:00 amSunday, October 30, 2:00 am
* 1989Sunday, April 2, 2:00 amSunday, October 29, 2:00 am
All times are local for Boston.
*Some or part of this period was on double DST.

Data for the years before 1970 is not available for Boston, however, we have earlier time zone history for New York available.

Detailed time zone and clock changes in Boston