So what does it look like, at 1430 (that's 2:30 pm for you landlubbers)?
What you see here is the sun which has just reappeared from behind the mountains to the south, as it sinks rapidly toward the 1536 (3:36 pm) sunset today.
It's 25 minutes later, now, and the sun is already below that horizon.
You ask, does "all that dark" bother us? A little bit, this time of year: it's hard to tell what time it is, in the afternoon and evening. We frequently think it's 7 or 8 pm, when it's only 4:30.
On the other hand, there's the joyous rediscovery that we have lots more time than we thought. :)