Approach of fall means fewer and fewer daylight hours

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – If you’ve noticed there doesn’t seem to be enough daylight to get things done outside after work or school lately, you’re right. The daylight hours are only going to get shorter over the next several months. We are quickly wrapping up summer and headed towards fall.

Tuesday starts a new month and we will quickly be losing daylight hours.

The sunrise Tuesday will be at 7:07 a.m. and the sunset will be at 8:04 p.m., but two weeks later that goes from a sunrise at 7:18 a.m. to a sunset of 7:43 p.m. That means we will be losing more than a half hour of daylight over that two week span.

As another two weeks go by and we wrap up September, we will then be down more than an hour of daylight in the one month span.

Jump ahead another two weeks to mid-October and now the sunset is at 7 p.m. and we’ve lost more than an hour and a half of daylight since the beginning of September.

We will wrap up October with a sunrise just before 8 a.m. and a sunset at 6:41 p.m. We have now lost more than two hours of daylight in a two month span.

Don’t forget that on Halloween night before you go to bed to set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends, which means it’ll be dark before many people get home from work.

On the bright side, you’ll get extra hour of sleep after eating all that Halloween candy.

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