Tonight (September 25), the sun will set in the city at bang on 7pm — and it will be the last sunset on or after 7pm in Manchester until March 2023! According to Time and Date, the sun will bid farewell at 7pm on the dot, making it the last of the year. September 26 will enjoy a measly 6.58pm sunset, fittingly during the first few days of Autumn.
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 will come when we sacrifice an hour’s kip for longer days at the end of March 2023, when we wave goodbye to daylight savings for another seven months.
Despite the shortening days, Manchester is predicted to see some temperatures around the 17-degree mark, 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. Although it might be the last 7pm sunset in Manchester, Autumn has officially arrived, meaning 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 you!