Soon, gone will be the days of the sun keeping you company on your way home from work.

The plus side though is that you'll have a little more daylight during your morning commute.

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Of course, I'm referencing the end of Day Light Savings Time.

That time of the year when we fall back one hour, gain an hour of sleep and are plunged into dark skies by 5 PM.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the time change both springing ahead and falling back.

Photo by Lucian Alexe on Unsplash
Photo by Lucian Alexe on Unsplash

I'd prefer we just keep the clocks the same throughout the year, but since I'm not in charge here we are.

When Does Daylight Savings Time End This Year?

It's coming up fast and furiously, according to October 28th will be the last day New Jersey sees the sunset past 6 PM!

In fact, after Daylight Savings Time comes to an end, the average time for the sunset in New Jersey, as well as the rest of the East Coast is somewhere around 4:50 PM.

Granted, it's fun watching the sunset over Toms River from the 105.7 The Hawk studio each day, but wouldn't we rather the sun just be up later?

Fortunately, nowadays most clocks will set themselves automatically when the time changes.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

However you'll still have to change the clock on your microwave, oven, and if you're like me, the little digital clock you keep on your nightstand.

Be sure to write it down, Sunday, November 5th at 2 AM we will fall back one hour and will have to wait until March before the days once again start to get longer.

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