Los Angeles, California’s Days Get Shorter As the Sunset Times Trend Earlier

After about five weeks of June gloom, summer appears to be finally be upon us in Los Angeles. Temperatures in the beach cities hit the low-80s this weekend, and forecasts predict a week of sun and hot weather.

There has been a shift, too, in the time of the sunset. While we’ve been losing about a minute of daylight every two sunrises for the last few weeks, the sunset time in Los Angeles has held steady at 8:07 PM for weeks. Sadly for those of us with full-time jobs, it’s about to arrival time is about to speed up dramatically.

July 23 is set to be the last date that 8:00 PM PST will see daylight in Los Angeles, and by the end of the month the sunset will be finished and Green Flash over with by 7:54 PM.

So Los Angelans, be sure to take advantage of sparse late afternoon traffic heading towards Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu over the next couple weeks and grab your camera and get to the beach to catch the sunset.

If you go, join and share your pictures on Gnarly Sunset. We’ve got over 1000 photographers from over 150 countries, but there’s still plenty of places from which we need more great sunset photos. Eight of our available works of art are tagged as Los Angeles sunsets, and they range from Hollywood to Marina del Rey and Playa del Rey.

Check them out, and if you think you can do better than join us today and upload your gnarliest photographs. If they’re really good, we may even be able to help you sell them and make some money. Or you can even have you own shots printed as canvases or triptych canvases for your wall so you can enjoy sunsets year round, even when they’re already over before you leave work.

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