One thing that makes summer in the city worth the blistering heat is the beautifully late sunsets. From May to early August, we get to enjoy longer and lighter days. Alas, the time has come for earlier sunsets.
Thursday, October 26th will be the last 6 p.m. sunset of the year in NYC. Meaning that from October 27th onward, sunset will be before 6 p.m.
Though winter in NYC is one of the most magical times of the year, the terribly early sunsets make the months of November-February a little tougher for everybody. Soon we’ll have to set our clocks back for Daylight Saving on Sunday, November 5, 2023, but at least will get another hour of shut eye.
Since winter in the city can get pretty gloomy with the cold temperatures and early sunsets, it’s important to cross off everything on your fall bucket list and take advantage of the autumn air for as long as we can.
Not sure where to watch an NYC sunset? Check out these 15 best spots to catch one.
And though sunsets will soon be a bit earlier than they are in the peak of summer, at least we can look ahead to a few more later, light-filled days to come before the last 5 p.m. sunset.
The next NYC sunset after 6pm won’t be until March 2024.