Seattle ready to experience first 5 p.m. sunset of 2023
Eighty-one days have passed since Seattle saw a sunset at or later than 5 p.m., but that streak ends Thursday evening.
The sun will officially set at approximately 5:01 p.m. tonight according to timeanddate.com.
Each day, Seattle gains approximately 2.5 minutes of daylight. This will continue until mid-March, when Seattle gains 3.5 minutes of sunlight per day through June 21 — the day Seattle has nearly 16 hours of sunlight and a 9 p.m. sunset.
Today marks the final pre-5 pm sunset until November.
— Seattle Weather Blog (@KSeattleWeather) January 26, 2023
For those looking for the best view of said sunset, Discovery Park was ranked the most breathtaking location for watching the sun fall into the horizon, according to Holidify. Other listed were Sunset Hill Park, Kerry Park, Gas Works Park, and Alki Beach.