Winters are always long and rough near the Jersey Shore.

The warmth, excitement, and endless days hanging out on our beaches, boardwalks, parks, or out on the water during the summer seem like a lifetime away.

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And it doesn't help that the sun is setting around 5 o'clock each night.

However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel!

During the month of January alone, New Jersey will see a total of 40 minutes more sunlight a day by the end of the month.

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

But what really helps spring us into the next season, warmer days and more sun is of course when we lose an hour of sleep and spring ahead into daylight savings.

When Is Day Light Savings 2024?

For most of us, the act of changing all the clocks in our house or apartment isn't something we really need to think about thanks to smartphones and smartwatches automatically jumping ahead an hour.

But you'll still have to set your microwave, stove, and coffee maker time. I also use an old-school alarm clock so that'll have to get reset too.

According to, March 10th at 2 AM is when we'll make the leap into daylight savings time in the Garden State.

The sun will set at around 6 p.m. in New Jersey on Saturday, March 9. The following day, after the time shift and the end of standard time, sunset is at 7 p.m. The sun will, however, rise nearly an hour later — at about 7:16 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, after coming up at 6:18 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

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The first couple of days are rough, getting your body adjusted to the time change but I for one am excited to see an end in sight for cold, short winter days.

5 Negative Health Effects Of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is March 10th, 2024, and losing that precious hour of sleep can have some serious effects on your health, according to Midwestern Medicine.

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