The sign that autumn is finally here.
Tonight (September 24), Birmingham’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 7pm on the dot, making it the last of the year. September 25 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 2022, when we wave goodbye to daylight savings for another seven months.
Despite the shortening days, Birmingham is predicted to see some temperatures over the 20-degree mark, 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 ’21, we barely knew you!