When Will Sun Set Before 5pm Here in Colorado and WHY?!
By Melissa Moore on October 23, 2023
I love Fall, I love the colors and crunch of the leaves. I absolutely do NOT like though the early evenings aka sunsets in the middle of the afternoon. Sunsets that happen before 6pm feel criminal, let alone before 5pm!
In the spirit of sharing, I wanted to pass along that super early sunsets are on their way to Colorado. In fact, when the clocks change to Daylight Savings time on November 5th Colorado is in for a rude awakening.
The sunset on 11/5 is expected to be at 4:54pm.
That sounds awful, but unfortunately our Colorado sunsets will keep getting earlier each evening until early in December.
When will the sun set after 6pm again here in Colorado? Sometime in March my friends.
But what about the fact that we here in Colorado voted to make Mountain Daylight Time our permanent choice?
Currently states are not allowed to opt into permanent daylight time — only to opt out and it’s all due to the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which mandated daylight saving time nationwide.
What would you rather have – earlier sunsets or earlier sunrises?
Enjoy the sun while we can!