Counting Down to Longer Days: Daylight Saving Time Approaches

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Chicago News – As daylight saving time draws near, Chicagoans eagerly anticipate the arrival of longer days and brighter evenings. With just three weeks remaining until the clocks spring forward, the city is already experiencing the gradual shift towards extended daylight hours.

Chicago’s daylight is on the rise, with each passing day adding more than 2 and a half minutes of precious sunlight. This trend is set to continue for the next 70 days, promising a steady increase in daylight until the arrival of the summer solstice in June. While the rate of daylight gain will gradually taper off, the city will bask in progressively longer days as spring unfolds.

On March 10, the first day of daylight saving time, Chicagoans can look forward to a sunrise at 7:07 a.m. and a sunset at 6:52 p.m. However, as the month progresses, early risers will be treated to even earlier sunrises, with the sun peeking above the horizon at 6:34 a.m. by the end of March.

Since the beginning of February, Chicago has already gained an impressive 42 minutes of daylight, with an additional hour and 20 minutes expected to brighten the city over the coming month. According to, this gradual extension of daylight heralds the onset of spring and the promise of warmer days ahead.

Mark your calendars for June 20, the date of the summer solstice, when Chicago will revel in the longest day of the year. With a sunrise at 5:15 a.m. and a sunset at 8:29 p.m., residents will enjoy a glorious 15 hours, 13 minutes, and 41 seconds of daylight, embracing the full splendor of summer’s arrival.

As daylight saving time approaches, Chicagoans eagerly anticipate the return of longer days, embracing the opportunity to savor the beauty of the city bathed in sunlight.

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