It feels like yesterday that the clocks rolled back to fall, but daylight saving time is set to begin later this month, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.
Once the clocks move forward, they will stay at this position until early November, giving residents almost eight months of later sunsets to look forward to.
Here’s what you need to know:
When does summer time start?
DST in many countries, including the United States, Canada and parts of Mexico, will begin on Sunday morning. Clocks will officially move forward to 2 a.m., giving Americans an hour less sleep overnight.
As a result, sunset will change from just before 6 p.m. to just before 7 p.m. in the city of Chicago.
When Chicago will pass 12 hours of sunshine
As Daylight Saving Time begins on March 13, the city of Chicago will have to wait a little longer to see daylight for more than half of the day, the first day of more than 12 hours of sunshine. producing on March 16. according to officials.
The greatest daylight the city of Chicago will see this year will occur at the summer solstice, with 15 hours and 17 minutes of sunshine on June 21.
When will sunset be after 7pm?
While Chicago will only have to wait until March 16 for more than 12 hours of sunshine, residents will have to wait one more day for the sun to set after 7 p.m., with St. Patrick’s Day marking that milestone.
The first sunset of the year after 8 p.m. will be on May 10.
According to officials, the last sunset of the year technically occurs after the June 27 summer solstice, with the sun setting in Chicago at 8:31:29 p.m.
The days will technically get shorter by then, but the sun will start to rise later in the morning from June 15.