Last night (September 21), London’s sun went down at 7:01pm — thus marking the last sunset on or after 7pm until March 2023! According to tracking site Time And Date, the sun will bid farewell at 7pm on the dot, making it the last of the year. Tonight (September 22) will enjoy a measly 6.59pm sunset, to mark the last official day of summer 2022!
Of course, days won’t be quite as short as they will be after the clocks go back in October, but they will get darker much faster. The next 7pm sunset in London will come when we sacrifice an hour’s kip for longer days at the end of March 2022, as we smugly wave goodbye to daylight savings for another seven months.
Despite the shortening days, London is predicted to see some temperatures at the 20-degree mark today, so we can’t say we’re too mad about all things up in the sky at the moment, despite a significant drop looking to be on the cards soon. And hey, Autumn technically kicks off on September 23 so we can get those awesome photos among the leaves very soon, and sip on hot chocolates in a cosy café. Summer ’22, we barely knew ya!