Even shorter days and earlier sunsets start now

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A sunset captured from Hood Park in Burbank.

PASCO, Wash. — It’s that time of year when the sunsets get earlier and earlier.

The sun will set in Pasco around 4:10/4:11 p.m. every day from Wednesday until the Winter Solstice — at 7:58 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21.

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After that, the days will slowly start getting longer again. The next time the sun will set after 5 p.m. in Pasco is two months from now: February 1, 2022.

It could be (slightly) worse: the sun sets in Spokane before 4 p.m. Wednesday for the first time this season. It rose at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday, giving just 8:42:17 hours of daylight.

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Sunrise and sunset times vary by a few minutes across our region. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a resource online where you can enter your specific latitude and longitude.

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