PATERSON, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend. 

TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with non-automated devices will have to manually change the time.

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With the end of Daylight Saving Time, the number of daylight hours will decrease gradually each day until the Winter Solstice on  Friday, December 21. 

According to Calendarpedia, in the Northern Hemisphere the day of the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (the day with the least daylight and the longest night) and occurs every year between December 20 and December 23. 

Eddie Donnelly, President of the NJ FMBA reminded TAPinto Paterson readers that turning your clocks back is a good reminder to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. 

“In a fire or carbon monoxide incident seconds count. The minimal investment you’ll make in new batteries, or a new device, could mean the difference between life and death” Donnelly said.