Tonight is Denver’s final Eight p.m. sundown till Could 2021

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Humorous how issues can sneak away from you if you aren’t paying consideration. In case you haven’t seen, we’ve already misplaced an hour of daylight because the summer time solstice fell on June 20 — that may be the longest day of the yr — and you could be alarmed to be taught that Tuesday will mark the final sundown within the Eight p.m. hour till subsequent Could.
You would possibly say you’ve had an entire lot of abnormally lengthy days this yr, however that’s one other story.
Sundown on Tuesday will happen exactly at Eight p.m., astronomically talking. The solar truly will seem to vanish behind the mountains somewhat sooner than that, in fact, relying on the place you might be, as a result of the mountains poke up above the horizon.
In response to timeanddate.com, a world database for solar and moon information, we had 14 hours, 59 minutes, 15 seconds of daylight on June 20, the primary day of summer time, and at the moment we’ll be right down to 13 hours, 51 minutes, 42 seconds. We’ll do the maths for you. That’s a lack of 67 minutes, 33 seconds in simply eight weeks.
Sundown on June 20 occurred at 8:31 p.m., when the day was 5 hours, 38 minutes longer than will probably be when the winter solstice is available in December.
We’ll lose one other hour by the point the autumnal equinox arrives and fall begins on Sept. 22, when sundown will happen at 6:56 p.m. The winter solstice will happen Dec. 21, when the solar will rise at 7:17 a.m. and set at 4:39 p.m.
The following time we’ll see the solar at Eight p.m.? Not till Could 7, 2021.
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