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.
From May to early August, we get to enjoy longer and lighter days. Yet, come winter, it can get dark before any of us have even left work. And this year, it seems earlier sunsets crept up on us faster than ever!
Fear not, because we’re sharing the good news that the year’s first 5pm sunset will happen on Saturday, January 21. Meaning that from January 21 onward, sunset will not be before 5pm until November 2023.
And though sunsets will still be earlier than they are in the summer, at least we can look ahead to more light-filled days through the new year.
Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 12, 2023. This will lead to even brighter nights and longer days.
The sun won’t set before 5pm again until November 5, 2023.
Fun Fact: The longest day of 2023 will occur on June 21 (summer solstice) with a sunset at 8:30pm.