2006_10_clocktime.jpgYay! It's Daylight Saving Time, which means at 2AM this morning, it magically went back to being 1AM. Well, it's "Yay!" for the extra hour of sleep you get, but then it's "Argh!" when you think of how dark it'll be at 5-5:30PM. The U.S. Naval Observatory explains why we fall back or spring forward, and reminds us that next year, we'll be falling back during the first Sunday of November. (The date has been changed because of Halloween and it being dark during trick-or-treating.)

And this is also a good time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you don't have them, get them. You should have them already; if not, look at this information from the Department of Housing Preservation & Development and the FDNY.

Photograph of the clock at GrandCentral Terminal by S.D. via Flickr