September is in full swing which means we officially say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. With the autumn equinox only days away, the last 7 p.m. sunset of the year will take place tonight in Philadelphia.
Last 7 P.M. Sunset
Summertime is usually signified with those cozy summer nights when the sun dances across the horizon well after 8 p.m. Saying goodbye to summer means the seasons are beginning to change and Philadelphians are gearing up to swap their shorts and flip flops for hoodies and Eagles jerseys.
One of the first signs of the arrival of a new season is the change in the sunset.
Before daylight savings time officially ends November 5th, 2023, the sun will begin to set sooner.
While 8 p.m. sunsets are already behind us, Philadelphians will see the last 7 p.m. sunset September 20th, 2023.
Indeed, this year has already been captivating as far as celestial things goes. In July, we saw the first rare super moon of the year. Then again, in August, less than a month ago, we were delighted to an even rarer super blue moon-an occurrence that won’t happen again until 2037.
The next and last super moon of the year is just over a week away and is set to occur on September 29th, 2023.
In our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to look up! No doubt the sun and moon are spectacular in itself.
And so tonight the sun will set one more time at 7 p.m. reminding us of the summer past, the impending autumn equinox, and the start of the last quarter of the year. Slow down Father Time!
Follow the sunrise, sunset, as well the moonrise and moonset right here .