The first spot of my 10m 500mW WSPR beacon was W3CSW (5886km) at 1320z. The last 10m WSPR spot of my 500mW beacon was K9AN (6505km) at 1624z. The openings are getting shorter.
The evenings are getting slightly lighter now: I was in the garden trimming branches today until nearly 1630z. Official sunset (when the sun actually goes down) is before 1600z, but afternoons are a little longer now. Next week the mornings get better too. Roll on spring!