Latest sunset of the year is Wednesday evening

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Summer officially arrived last Friday, June 21st, with our longest day of the year occurring. While the sunrise has already been pushed later, sunset has actually been getting a little later. Wednesday through Friday will feature our latest sunset of the year in Madison at 8:41 p.m.

Starting Saturday sunset will become earlier with a time of 8:40 p.m. One month from now sunset will be around 8:25 p.m. By the time we officially start Fall on September 23rd, sunset time will be 6:53 pm. While it won't be noticeable at first, with only a few seconds to minutes lost daily, you will start to see a change towards the second half of Summer.

While the days may start getting shorter, average temperatures continue to increase. This is due to a phenomena known as the lag of seasons where it takes Earth a little bit of time to respond to heating up and cooling down.

You can check the sunrise and sunset times for your exact location using the NBC15 Weather Authority App. It is available now on all mobile devices in the Google Play Store for Android users or the App Store for iOS users.