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Denver has its last 8 p.m. sunset until May 2023

As the start of autumn nears, the sunset will come earlier in the day until the winter solstice in late December.
Credit: Phillip Virden
Sunset in Lake City, Colo.

DENVER — Now that the Summer Solstice has passed, the Centennial State will continue to lose precious minutes of sunlight each day until the Winter Solstice in December.

The 8:01 p.m. sunset on Thursday, Aug. 11 will be the last 8 p.m.-or-later sunset in Denver until Thursday, May 7, 2023.

Denver sunsets will remain in the 7 p.m. hour until Wednesday, Sept. 21 when the sun will set at 6:58 p.m.

The autumnal equinox will be at 7:03 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. After the autumnal equinox, the sun continues rising later in the morning and with nightfall arriving sooner. 

In December, sunset times in Denver range between 4:35 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Credit: Phillip Virden
Sunset in Lake City, Colo.

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