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Daylight

7:06 am – 5:13 pm
10 hours, 6 minutes

Current Time: Dec 3, 2016 at 2:13:52 am

Sun Direction: 77° East

Sun Altitude: -60.6°

Sun Distance: 91.628 million mi


Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2016 5:44 am (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 7:06 am 116° Southeast

Sunset Today: 5:13 pm 244° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Charleston

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:05 am (116°)5:13 pm (244°)10:08:40−0:555:37 am6:41 pm6:07 am6:11 pm6:38 am5:40 pm12:09 pm (35.3°)91.651
27:05 am (116°)5:13 pm (244°)10:07:47−0:535:38 am6:41 pm6:08 am6:11 pm6:39 am5:40 pm12:09 pm (35.2°)91.636
37:06 am (116°)5:13 pm (244°)10:06:56−0:505:39 am6:41 pm6:09 am6:11 pm6:39 am5:40 pm12:10 pm (35.0°)91.622
47:07 am (116°)5:13 pm (244°)10:06:08−0:485:40 am6:41 pm6:10 am6:11 pm6:40 am5:40 pm12:10 pm (34.9°)91.608
57:08 am (116°)5:13 pm (244°)10:05:22−0:455:40 am6:41 pm6:10 am6:11 pm6:41 am5:40 pm12:11 pm (34.8°)91.594
67:09 am (117°)5:13 pm (243°)10:04:39−0:435:41 am6:41 pm6:11 am6:11 pm6:42 am5:40 pm12:11 pm (34.6°)91.581
77:09 am (117°)5:13 pm (243°)10:03:59−0:405:42 am6:41 pm6:12 am6:11 pm6:42 am5:41 pm12:12 pm (34.5°)91.568
87:10 am (117°)5:14 pm (243°)10:03:21−0:375:42 am6:41 pm6:12 am6:11 pm6:43 am5:41 pm12:12 pm (34.4°)91.555
97:11 am (117°)5:14 pm (243°)10:02:46−0:355:43 am6:42 pm6:13 am6:12 pm6:44 am5:41 pm12:12 pm (34.3°)91.543
107:12 am (117°)5:14 pm (243°)10:02:14−0:325:44 am6:42 pm6:14 am6:12 pm6:45 am5:41 pm12:13 pm (34.2°)91.532
117:12 am (117°)5:14 pm (243°)10:01:44−0:295:44 am6:42 pm6:14 am6:12 pm6:45 am5:41 pm12:13 pm (34.2°)91.520
127:13 am (117°)5:14 pm (243°)10:01:18−0:265:45 am6:42 pm6:15 am6:12 pm6:46 am5:42 pm12:14 pm (34.1°)91.510
137:14 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)10:00:54−0:235:46 am6:43 pm6:16 am6:13 pm6:47 am5:42 pm12:14 pm (34.0°)91.500
147:14 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)10:00:33−0:215:46 am6:43 pm6:16 am6:13 pm6:47 am5:42 pm12:15 pm (34.0°)91.491
157:15 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)10:00:15−0:185:47 am6:44 pm6:17 am6:13 pm6:48 am5:43 pm12:15 pm (33.9°)91.482
167:16 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:59:59−0:155:47 am6:44 pm6:18 am6:14 pm6:48 am5:43 pm12:16 pm (33.9°)91.474
177:16 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:59:47−0:125:48 am6:44 pm6:18 am6:14 pm6:49 am5:43 pm12:16 pm (33.9°)91.466
187:17 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:59:38−0:095:49 am6:45 pm6:19 am6:15 pm6:50 am5:44 pm12:17 pm (33.8°)91.459
197:17 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:59:31−0:065:49 am6:45 pm6:19 am6:15 pm6:50 am5:44 pm12:17 pm (33.8°)91.453
207:18 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:59:27−0:035:50 am6:46 pm6:20 am6:16 pm6:51 am5:45 pm12:18 pm (33.8°)91.447
217:18 am (118°)5:18 pm (242°)9:59:27< 1s5:50 am6:46 pm6:20 am6:16 pm6:51 am5:45 pm12:18 pm (33.8°)91.441
227:19 am (118°)5:18 pm (242°)9:59:29+0:025:51 am6:47 pm6:21 am6:17 pm6:52 am5:46 pm12:19 pm (33.8°)91.436
237:19 am (118°)5:19 pm (242°)9:59:34+0:055:51 am6:47 pm6:21 am6:17 pm6:52 am5:46 pm12:19 pm (33.8°)91.431
247:20 am (118°)5:20 pm (242°)9:59:43+0:085:52 am6:48 pm6:22 am6:18 pm6:53 am5:47 pm12:20 pm (33.8°)91.427
257:20 am (118°)5:20 pm (242°)9:59:54+0:115:52 am6:48 pm6:22 am6:18 pm6:53 am5:47 pm12:20 pm (33.9°)91.423
267:21 am (118°)5:21 pm (243°)10:00:08+0:145:52 am6:49 pm6:23 am6:19 pm6:53 am5:48 pm12:21 pm (33.9°)91.420
277:21 am (117°)5:21 pm (243°)10:00:25+0:165:53 am6:50 pm6:23 am6:19 pm6:54 am5:49 pm12:21 pm (34.0°)91.416
287:21 am (117°)5:22 pm (243°)10:00:44+0:195:53 am6:50 pm6:23 am6:20 pm6:54 am5:49 pm12:22 pm (34.0°)91.414
297:22 am (117°)5:23 pm (243°)10:01:07+0:225:54 am6:51 pm6:24 am6:21 pm6:54 am5:50 pm12:22 pm (34.1°)91.411
307:22 am (117°)5:23 pm (243°)10:01:33+0:255:54 am6:51 pm6:24 am6:21 pm6:55 am5:51 pm12:23 pm (34.1°)91.409
317:22 am (117°)5:24 pm (243°)10:02:01+0:285:54 am6:52 pm6:24 am6:22 pm6:55 am5:51 pm12:23 pm (34.2°)91.407
* All times are local time for Charleston. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:44 am in Charleston. This day is 4 hours, 19 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

Earliest sunset is on December 3 or December 4.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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