Fall sets in but like every year, the ritual of daylight saving occurs during different weeks on both sides of the Atlantic.

This year again we will rack our brains when the weekend arrives and we want to call family or friends. So how is this going to work for Winter 2023?

It’s very simple: when we change to Winter time, we “delay” our watches by one hour. As a result, we sleep an “extra” hour on the night of the changeover, but we “lose” an hour of light at the end of the day for the coming months.

In practice, for France which changed time  between Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, when our alarm clock displayed 3 a.m., the French changed it to 2 a.m.

Since the United States switches to winter time a week later than France (on the night of Nov, 4th), from October 29th to November 4th, France will have only 8 hours of offset with California.

When it  is 9 a.m. in San Francisco, it will be 5 p.m. in France . (instead of 6pm usually)

For those who are interested, a little history of daylight saving.

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