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Next 10 days will have earliest sunset times of the year in metro Detroit

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Posted at 8:04 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 08:04:33-05

(WXYZ) — As we head into winter and approach the Winter Solstice, 7 First Alert Meteorologist Kevin Jeanes said the next 10 days will have the earliest sunset times of the year in the area.

The Winter Solstice takes place on Monday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. and features the longest night of the year.

Here's the breakdown of the sunrise and sunset times over the next 10 days.

Thursday, Dec. 3 – 7:44 a.m., 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4 – 7:45 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5 – 7:46 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 – 7:47 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 7 – 7:48 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8 – 7:49 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 – 7:49 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10 – 7:50 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 11 – 7:51 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12 – 7:52 a.m., 4:59 p.m.

On Dec. 21, the sun will rise at 7:58 a.m. and set at 5:03 p.m., and won't rise again on the 22nd until 7:59 a.m. That means there will be nearly 15 hours (14:56) between sunset on Dec. 21 and sunrise on Dec. 22.