Outside of a few days before the time change in the first week of November – today we had the latest sunrise of the year (8:14 am for the Ford Airport and 8:13 am for downtown Grand Rapids). Sunset has been very slowly getting later since Dec. 9 and we have now gained 11 minutes of daylight in the evening. Combining both sunrise and sunset, Grand Rapids has gained 6 minutes of daylight since the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. The amount of daylight we get increases a few more seconds each day. Daylight is 57 seconds long tomorrow (Jan. 4) than today and the amount of daylight on Jan. 5 will be 61 seconds longer than Jan 4. Daylight increases the fastest around the Spring Equinox in March. Pic. above is the sunset at S. Haven this (Thu.) evening (1/3/19).