Monday marks another March milestone toward spring in Chicago – NBC Chicago

Temperatures are 20 degrees colder than normal for this time of year, but even amid freezing readings and snow on the ground, a milestone in Chicago’s march into spring was just reached on Monday.

When the sun set at 5:04 p.m. Monday, it was the first time in more than two months that the city had seen more than 10 hours of daylight.

According to the Sunrise-Sunset website, Chicago has seen no more than 10 hours of daylight since Nov. 11.

Thursday was another big day for the city, with the first sunset after 5 p.m. since DST ended in November 2022.

Milestones will continue to arrive in early February, as February 3 will mark the city’s first sunrise before 7 a.m. since December 3.

The city will pass 11 a.m. of daylight on February 23, while sunset will occur around 5:40 p.m. by the end of the month, according to the website.

For the curious, the city will see its last sunset of the year on June 27, when the sun sets just after 8:31 p.m. hours and 17 minutes of daylight on June 21.

In contrast, the first sunset of the year will occur on December 8 when the sun sets at 4:21 p.m., and the city will get its lowest total amount of daylight at the winter solstice, when it only receives only nine hours and 11 minutes. sunshine on December 21.

NBC Chicago

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