Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10th. The morning will stay dark a little later than you’re used to, but that also means daylight will stretch an hour further into the afternoon and evening.

By the miracle of modern technology, your smartphones and watches will automatically adjust to the change. But if you have an analog watch, appliances that tell time or old-school clocks sitting around your house, you will need to adjust those yourself.

We lose an hour in March to “spring forward” by adding more daylight in the evenings. And we gain an hour in November and “fall back” by adding more daylight in the mornings.

The first day of spring is Tuesday, March 19, nine days after the time change.

The time change is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.