Tonight (September 26), Edinburgh’s sunset will be at 7pm — and it will be the last sunset on or after 7pm until March 2022! According to tracking site Time And Date, the sun will bid farewell at 7.01pm, making it the last of the year. September 27 will enjoy a measly 6.58pm sunset as autumn finally arrives, with the autumnal equinox already passed on September 22.
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 Sunday 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, Edinburgh has experienced some mild temperatures over the past few days, so we can’t say we’re too mad about all things up in the sky at the moment. Buy hey, autumn technically kicks off on September 22 so you could say we’re a little late but now we can get those awesome photos among the leaves. Summer ’22, we barely knew you!
Additional reporting by Claire Leaden