Prepare to say goodbye to Seattle’s late summer sunsets this weekend.
One thing that makes Seattle’s gray, wet winter months bearable is the long days of sunshine that we get in the summer. Summer never lasts forever, alas, and shorter days are upon us once again. The Seattle sunset is about to cut our bright evenings short.
According to Time and Date, this Sunday, September 25 will be the last 7 p.m. sunset of 2022 in Seattle. From September 26 onward, the sun will set before 7 p.m.
On November 6, 2022 Daylight Saving Time will come to an end. After that, we’ll trade in longer days for brighter mornings as we turn the clocks back one hour.
Then on December 21, we will experience the shortest day of 2022—aka winter solstice. On this day, the sun will set at 4:20 p.m. After that, the days will begin getting longer again!
That being said, the sun won’t set over Seattle after 7:00 p.m. again until March 12, 2023. Mark that date on your calendar now so you remember to look forward to the return of late sunsets in March (a time when the hesitant signs of spring in Seattle can be frustrating).
In the meantime, we recommend stocking up on some cozy sweaters and seasonal teas (and vitamin D if you experience deficiency in the winter) and making plans to enjoy all the things that fall in Seattle has to offer. And, of course, enjoy the last few bright evenings that we have left this week!
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