As if Chicago’s winter wasn’t wearisome enough, the terribly early sunsets make the months of November through to February that much tougher for everybody when it can get dark before any of us have even left work.
Though this winter wasn’t as bad as previous years we can’t wait for the later sunsets ahead and this coming weekend marks a significant change!
This Saturday, we’ll be treated to the year’s first 7 pm sunset and later sunsets from then on.
Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 12, 2023. This will lead to even brighter nights and longer days. Meaning that from March 18th onward, sunset will not be before 7 pm for another six months.
According to Time and Date, this Saturday the sun will rise at 06:57 and set at 19:00 exactly. Climbing roughly a minute a day, by the end of the month the sun will be setting at 19:14. We’ll then be getting out first 8 pm sunset on Friday, May 12th.
The sun won’t set before 7 pm again until mid-September 2023 and the longest day of 2023 will occur on June 21 (summer solstice) with a sunset at 8:30 pm and the day lasting 15 hours, 13 minutes, and 41 seconds.
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