August Sunset

End of August Sunset in a view from Sea Isle City. Tuesday Aug 28, 2018. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)

On a day where dew points remain in the dry, fall-like 50s, it's quite fitting that an annual milestone signifying the end of summer arrives.

Monday will be the last day that anywhere in Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May or Cumberland counties has sunset at or after 8 p.m.

In fact, only those northwest of a line from Vineland to about Lawrence Township in Cumberland County can see the sun at 8 p.m. Elsewhere in the region, the 8 p.m. sunsets have are behind us. In fact, Long Beach Island saw their last 8 p.m. sunset over the Barnegat Bay on Friday. Atlantic City had their then, too.

According to the Golden Hour app, civil twilight, the time when the sun is below the horizon but it's still bright enough to see without artificial light, is not even past 8:30 p.m. anymore. It is another sign of the (slowly) changing times. 

Here are the other notable sunset times to come at Atlantic City International Airport:

Last 7 p.m. sunset - Sept. 19

Last 6 p.m. sunset - Oct. 30

Last 5 p.m. sunset - Nov. 2 (with the changing of the clocks)

Earliest sunset - Dec. 7 at 4:35 p.m. 

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