Autumn arrived on September 23 with the arrival of the equinox. The hours of sunlight have started to shorten for several weeks and lower temperatures have started to be noticed. Winter is almost here and that means that, for one year, you have to know when the time changes.
This year’s time change in Spain will take place this weekend. Specifically, it must be done in the early hours of Saturday, October 28 through Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 am. In this case, the clocks had to be turned back one hour, so that night at 3:00 it would be 2:00 again and the Spaniards could sleep for one more hour.
Remember: electronic devices change time automatically
It should be remembered that all electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, tablets and smartwatches that are synchronized with the mobile phone will change the time themselves. This is thanks to the Network Time Protocol that allows clocks to be tuned to a data network with latency. To do this you need to have the ‘automatic time change’ option in the settings.
An ideal option to use in the settings, especially if you need to wake up with an alarm on Sunday morning. To avoid the wrong time and getting up early or late, the best recommendation is to set the alarm clock on your cell phone. This way, by automatically changing the time, it will wake you up on time without fail.
Why do we need to keep changing time?
At first there was talk of changing winter time as a decision for each country, as proposed by the European Commission in 2018. However, even after many years, the fact is that this measure has not yet will be approved. In this way, this winter the clock must be changed again, a practice carried out throughout the European Union for more than 40 years.
This initiative started with the goal of saving as much energy as possible and making better use of natural light. However, this goal was not met, because no effect was achieved in improving energy consumption. In addition, many studies have determined that the change in time can have harmful effects on health. Because of this, many countries want to eliminate the time change. Specifically, 84% of the citizens surveyed come from all the countries of the European Union.
However, to eliminate the time change, the consensus of all Member States as well as the European Parliament is needed. A situation that is not simple, so the initiative has been delayed for many years. However, the proposal is still on the table, so the countries still need to meet again with the aim of reaching the same agreement.