Sunday, November 7th begins another day light savings season. Most people in Arizona give little attention to the change in time, because Arizona does not actually change time...however, we really do!

Daylight savings time changes happen twice a year - the 2nd Sunday in March and the 1st Sunday in November. The reason we implement DST is in hopes to make better use of the daylight in the evenings, as well as some believe that it could be linked to reducing the amount of road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time with friends and family and can even boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activies. DST is also considered as a means to save energy due to less artificial light needed during the evening hours. The clock moves ahead, loosing one hour when DST starts, in the spring and then falls back one hour, gaining the lost time when DST ends in the fall. This where the saying, "spring ahead, fall behind" comes from.

In Arizona, although our actual time does not change, we do change time zones. In the summer months Arizona is on Pacific time, which means we are the same time with the northwest states, like California, Nevada, Oregon, etc. In the winter months, we are on Mountain time, which means we are the same time as states like Colorado, New Mexico, Utah.

Here are the US time zones for the winter day light savings:

* Pacific time zone - 1 hour behind Arizona

* Mountain time zone - same time as Arizona

* Central time zone - 1 hours ahead of Arizona

* Eastern time zone - 2 hours ahead of Arizona

Arizona triva question: Do you know the one place in Arizona that is an hour ahead of us during the winter months? The Navajo Nation located in the northeast part of Arizona is the one place that does change times and during the winter months is 1 hour ahead of the Phoenix metro area.