The longest day of the year was back on June 21, which is also the summer solstice. We have been loosing daylight hours since then. However, many have noticed it just recently as fall began back on Saturday September 22nd at 8:54pm.
The sunrise today was at 6:49am and the sun will set tonight at 6:44pm, which gives us just shy of twelve hours of daylight. In just a week's time, we will loose 17 minutes. In a month's time, we will loose an hour and twenty minutes. By the time we get to December 21st, the shortest day of the year and also the start of winter, we will have lost two hours and fifty minutes of daylight. On December 21st, we will only have nine hours and five minutes.