Missing the sun? Daily sunlight is on its way back

TULSA, Okla. — Sick of the sun coming down by the time you get done from work? It should be on its way back.

It’s been about a month since the Winter Solstice, the “shortest day of the year” with nine hours and 42 minutes of daylight.

Since then, we’ve gained an extra 27 minutes of daylight back. Sunset on Jan. 22 is 5:40 p.m.

As we head toward the Spring Equinox -- when the sun’s rays are directly over the equator -- our rate of gaining daylight accelerates.

By Feb. 20, we’ll add 57 total minutes of daylight. A month later we’ll have two hours more daylight than what we have now.

On March 20, there will be 12 hours of daylight with a sunset at 7:36 p.m.

Michael Grogan, FOX23 Severe Weather Team

Mike is a native Tulsan and thrilled to continue his career in Green Country here at FOX23. From tornado outbreaks to winter storms, he has forecasted it all in Tulsa since April 2011. Before that, he covered weather in the Mid-Atlantic states from Hagerstown, Maryland.