It’s time to say hello to longer days as spring beacons, with only a couple of months to go until the official first day! So for all of you who consider winter a hibernation, we have some excellent news for you. Our first 6 p.m. sunset will be happening on Tuesday, January 24, so you can consider coming out early to soak up the remainder of winter.
Of course, Atlanta’s weather is continuously confusing us, and we’re hooked like it’s a soap opera. With winter conditions popping up in spring, and spring conditions taking over winter. However, we can count on the sun to keep on shining a little later into the evenings as time passes by moving forward.
According to Date & Time, January 24 will be our first 6 p.m. sunset and it’ll keep extending until the summer.
As each day passes, the days will get longer from one to two minutes. And even though that means longer days, we’ll have to wait a little longer before it extends an hour, with the sun setting at 7 p.m. here in the ATL during mid-March. Summer solstice (the longest day of the year) will be taking place on June 21 this year, with sunset hours reversing from the beloved summer celebration.
There are so many incredible places to watch the sunset in Atlanta, from gorgeous mountain peaks to picture perfect parks. Check out our recent round-up of the best spots to watch the sunset in A-Town.
Make sure you make the most these winter months, and check out our round-up of incredible things to do throughout the season. From ice skating to immersive experiences, exhibitions and beyond, there’s something for everyone, whether the sun is shining or it’s a gloomy day in the A. Click the link below for the full winter bucket list.