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‘Hello darkness, my old friend’: Time to wind the clocks back

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Eastern states, except Queensland, must turn their clocks back one hour as daylight saving comes to an end. Photo: AAP Photo: AAP
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Many Australians will get a sleep-in tomorrow morning as daylight saving comes to an end.

At 2am on Sunday,  those living in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory will wind back their clocks one hour.

It’s the end of long, summer evenings after a hard days work, but some will welcome no longer waking up in darkness.

At the other end of the day, 5 o’clock drinks will now be in semi-darkness and after-work trips to beaches and parks will need to be rescheduled.

Business Victoria has helped dispel any confusion by updating its website with clock illustrations and a ‘note-to-self’ that the daylight saving period will resume on April 1 2018.

Daylight savings time is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

The time shift follows the annual Autumn Equinox on March 20 in the Southern Hemisphere – the moment the plane of the Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the sun.

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