Winter in the city can get pretty gloomy with the cold temperatures and early sunsets. It’s hard to tell the difference between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. somedays!
Luckily, tonight (Friday, January 21), NYC’s earliest sunset until the fall will occur at 5:00 p.m.—yes, still before dinnertime, but hey that’s progress.
According to New York Metro Weather, the sun won’t set before 5:00 p.m. again for the next 10 months (November 6th, 2022 to be exact).
Since early December, we’ve been averaging at around 9 hours of daylight total so it’ll be more than invigorating to watch that number increase.
Fun Fact: The earliest sunset of 2021 actually happened only a little over a month ago at 4:28 p.m.
Unlike last year’s, 2022’s earliest sunset of the year will occur as per usual on the winter solstice (December 21st, 2022).