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Time Change 2006 in the United States

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Country: United States

Long Name: United States of America

Abbreviations: US, USA

Capital: Washington DC

Time Zones: 7 (Main Country)

Total Time Zones: 12 (with dependencies)

Dial Code: +1

Apr 2

Forward 1 hour

Apr 2, 2006 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 2, 2006, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 2, 2006, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 2, 2006 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 29

Back 1 hour

Oct 29, 2006 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 29, 2006 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2019

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

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Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 2006
(51 in total, 49 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST, 1 with parts on DST)

AlabamaApr 2 - Oct 29KentuckyApr 2 - Oct 29OhioApr 2 - Oct 29
AlaskaApr 2 - Oct 29LouisianaApr 2 - Oct 29OklahomaApr 2 - Oct 29
Arizona (northeast)Apr 2 - Oct 29MaineApr 2 - Oct 29OregonApr 2 - Oct 29
ArizonaNo DSTMarylandApr 2 - Oct 29PennsylvaniaApr 2 - Oct 29
ArkansasApr 2 - Oct 29MassachusettsApr 2 - Oct 29Rhode IslandApr 2 - Oct 29
CaliforniaApr 2 - Oct 29MichiganApr 2 - Oct 29South CarolinaApr 2 - Oct 29
ColoradoApr 2 - Oct 29MinnesotaApr 2 - Oct 29South DakotaApr 2 - Oct 29
ConnecticutApr 2 - Oct 29MississippiApr 2 - Oct 29TennesseeApr 2 - Oct 29
DelawareApr 2 - Oct 29MissouriApr 2 - Oct 29TexasApr 2 - Oct 29
District of ColumbiaApr 2 - Oct 29MontanaApr 2 - Oct 29UtahApr 2 - Oct 29
FloridaApr 2 - Oct 29NebraskaApr 2 - Oct 29VermontApr 2 - Oct 29
GeorgiaApr 2 - Oct 29NevadaApr 2 - Oct 29VirginiaApr 2 - Oct 29
HawaiiNo DSTNew HampshireApr 2 - Oct 29WashingtonApr 2 - Oct 29
IdahoApr 2 - Oct 29New JerseyApr 2 - Oct 29West VirginiaApr 2 - Oct 29
IllinoisApr 2 - Oct 29New MexicoApr 2 - Oct 29WisconsinApr 2 - Oct 29
IndianaApr 2 - Oct 29New YorkApr 2 - Oct 29WyomingApr 2 - Oct 29
IowaApr 2 - Oct 29North CarolinaApr 2 - Oct 29
KansasApr 2 - Oct 29North DakotaApr 2 - Oct 29

DST in Other Locations in USA in 2006 (1 Location)

Palmyra AtollNo DST

Which States Don't Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don't use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of USA

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
American SamoaUnincorp. unorg. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuamUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Northern Mariana IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Puerto RicoUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Minor Outlying IslandsTerritoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Virgin IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time

US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.