Massachusetts Could Swap Time Zones for Later Winter Sunsets

  • Lawmakers study moving Massachusetts into a new time zone
  • Sometimes the sun in Boston sets three hours after lunch

Sunset over Oak Bluffs harbor, on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Photographer: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images

Of all the major cities on America’s eastern seaboard, none is as far north or east as Boston. Which creates a slight problem in winter: The sun sets really early. As in, for most of December, well before happy hour.

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