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 for earlier sunsets has crept up on us faster than ever.
According to Date & Time, Sunday, Sept. 25th will be the last 7 p.m. sunset of the year in Washington, D.C. Meaning that from Sept. 26th onward, sunset will be before 7 p.m.
Daylight Saving Time will end on November 6, 2022. And though that means shorter days for us, we’ll at least experience brighter mornings once we turn the clocks backward one hour.
The sun won’t set at 7:00 p.m. again until March 12th, 2023.
Fun Fact: The shortest day of 2022 will occur on December 21 (winter solstice) with a sunset at 4:31 p.m., but after that, we’ll begin experiencing longer days once again!
Until then, we can appreciate the brighter nights we have left that make the summer so special!