We are so done with 2020. Many of us would like to go to sleep and wake up with this year in the rearview mirror. But we can’t. And unfortunately, the year is about to get one hour longer when we “fall back” to end Daylight Savings Time on November 1.
The Norwegian official responsible for Daylight Saving Time in the country apologized for adding an additional hour to what “has already been a very demanding year.”
Iselin Nybo is the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry. His responsibilities include implementing Daylight Saving Time, telling the citizens when to move their clocks back.
Nybo told Norwegian News Agency:
“As minister of time, I strongly regret that 2020 will be another hour longer. This has already been a very demanding year for many.”
But, as Nybo notes, it’s not all bad. With the clocks set back an hour, we get a little more sunshine in the morning.
“When we set the clock back, the night gets an hour longer. This means that when we get up on Sunday, the sun has managed to get a little further up above the horizon than at the same time the day before, and we get a brighter morning than we would otherwise have.”
The Europeans voted last year to end Daylight Savings Time in 2021, but it has not been ratified.