Winter in Seattle can be very rough for many. After all, it’s dark, rainy and usually somewhat cold. But things are about to change now that the sun will finally set after 5 PM in Seattle for the first time since November. Here’s a look at just how quickly the days are changing.

The days have been getting longer since the solstice on December 21st, 2022, but it’s been a little hard to tell. Starting today January 26th, things should start to look a little brighter as the sun will set after 5 PM, with an exact set time of 5:01 PM.

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Photo via Sunrise and Sunset Times

We will gain around two minutes of sunlight each day until mid-March, when that time will increase to nearly three and a half minutes per day.

The days will continue getting longer until the summer solstice on June 21st, when the sun will set at 9:11 PM.

Spring will be here before you know it with things like the Tulip Festival returning and reminding us all of just how great the PNW can be.

Hang in there Seattle!