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Seattle to gain three minutes of daylight every day for the rest of April

The sun set at 8 p.m. for the first time since Aug. 26 on Sunday.
Credit: Becky Volk, via WDFW
Clam digging at sunset.

SEATTLE — By now you've noticed the days longer as the sunsets grow later, and the sunrises grow earlier. Since the Winter Solstice back on Dec. 21, Seattle has gained nearly five-and-a-half hours of daylight.

It's been nearly eight months since Seattle saw a sunset at or later than 8 p.m. but that changed Sunday. Seattle enjoyed its first 8 p.m. sunset since Aug. 26 when the sun set at 8:01 p.m.

Each day through the remainder of April, Seattle will continue to gain over three minutes of daylight and will continue to gain at least two minutes of daylight each day through May 25. 

Seattle will continue to gain daylight until June 21 when there will be nearly 16 hours of daylight. The sunset will be at 9:11 p.m. on June 21.

Track the sunrise and sunset times for your city.

As an added bonus, sunrises begin earlier than 6:00 a.m. beginning April 27 when the sunrise is at 5:59 a.m.

Download the KING 5 app to check the interactive radar near you, as well as the latest forecast, cameras and current conditions.

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8 p.m. sunset in Seattle today

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