This is When Iowa Can Expect a Sunset Before 8:00 p.m.
We're getting closer to winter and our sunset forecast for 2023 is reflecting that.
We're in a split time of the year. Some people are 100% in on spooky season and turning their porches into pumpkin patches and others are still absolutely devout in beachy photoshoots and will not get out any fall decorations yet.
Whether or not you're hanging on to the last nugget of sunshine, barbecue, shorts, and all things summery, numbers don't lie. Don't shoot the messenger but you're going to have to give that up probably sooner than you'd rather.
Our Sunset Is About To Be Earlier
One reason I love summer is that the days are longer. When it's light out, I'm more motivated to go places and get stuff accomplished after I get off work. But that's about to end and I'm headed into hibernation. My productivity hits a brick wall on winter nights. According to timeanddate.com, this is the last week we can expect to see a sunset after 8:00 p.m. On August 17th, the sunset is expected at 7:59 p.m. and by August 31st, the sun will set around 7:30 p.m.
And obviously, from there it just gets worse, with the sun being expected to set around 6:45 p.m. by the end of September.
The next time we're forecasted to see a sunset after 8:00 p.m. isn't until early May.
You can argue this means it's sweater weather and time for all things fall, or you can cling on to summer for another week. But either way, get ready for less sunlight during our day.