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, as we’ve entered spring and now get closer to summer, NYC days are lasting longer and NYC sunsets are happening later. Today’s sunset will be at 8 p.m.—yes, right around dinnertime (anyone else ready for outdoor dining?).
Thanks to steadily lengthening days and Daylight Saving Time that happened on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (technically overnight between Saturday & Sunday), your evenings can last longer once again!
And best of news, the sun won’t set before 8:00 p.m. again until August. So we can say hello to a very bright summer!
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 in mid-December at 4:28 p.m…so we’ve been steadily increasing since then!
Unlike last year’s, 2022’s earliest sunset of the year will occur as per usual on the winter solstice (December 21st, 2022).
For now, we can look forward to brighter nights as the weather still continues to warm!