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Seattle ready to experience first 5 p.m. sunset of 2023

Jan 26, 2023, 5:00 PM | Updated: 5:00 pm
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A man watches the Sunset from downtown Seattle on November 19, 2019. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Winter not over yet despite warmer than usual January

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.

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Seattle ready to experience first 5 p.m. sunset of 2023