The days are already getting longer, but in less than a month, the clocks will move forward with the transition to summer time.
Monday actually marked an interesting day in the city of Chicago, as we officially gained an hour of late daylight since the winter solstice on December 21, 2023. The sun set at 5:19 p.m., an hour later the 4:19 p.m. sunset occurred on the solstice.
In total, Chicago saw nearly 10 hours and 30 minutes of daylight Monday, and the days will only get longer.
By the end of the month, Chicago will experience more than 11 hours of daylight per day, and clocks will soon reflect these rapid changes.
Per federal law, Daylight Saving Time will resume in the United States on March 10, 2024, with the second Sunday in March marking the official date that clocks will advance.
On this date, the Chicago area will experience nearly 12 hours of sunlight per day, with the spring equinox arriving in just a few days.
For the curious, the summer solstice will take place on June 20, with more than 15 hours and 13 minutes of sunlight. Sunset will occur around 8:29 p.m., giving residents plenty of time to enjoy the extra sunshine.
The days will then start to get shorter and the end of daylight saving time will occur on November 3, 2024.