Flag for USA Columbia, South Carolina, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2016

Daylight

7:15 am – 5:15 pm
9 hours, 59 minutes

Current Time: Dec 5, 2016 at 5:30:19 am

Sun Direction: 103° East

Sun Altitude: -21.2°

Sun Distance: 91.598 million mi


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

Sunrise Today: 7:15 am 117° Southeast

Sunset Today: 5:15 pm 243° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Columbia

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:12 am (116°)5:15 pm (244°)10:03:00−0:585:43 am6:43 pm6:14 am6:13 pm6:44 am5:42 pm12:13 pm (34.1°)91.651
27:13 am (116°)5:15 pm (244°)10:02:04−0:555:44 am6:43 pm6:14 am6:13 pm6:45 am5:42 pm12:14 pm (33.9°)91.636
37:14 am (116°)5:15 pm (243°)10:01:11−0:535:45 am6:43 pm6:15 am6:13 pm6:46 am5:42 pm12:14 pm (33.8°)91.622
47:14 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)10:00:20−0:505:46 am6:44 pm6:16 am6:13 pm6:47 am5:42 pm12:15 pm (33.7°)91.608
57:15 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)9:59:32−0:475:46 am6:44 pm6:17 am6:13 pm6:48 am5:42 pm12:15 pm (33.5°)91.594
67:16 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)9:58:47−0:455:47 am6:44 pm6:17 am6:13 pm6:48 am5:42 pm12:15 pm (33.4°)91.581
77:17 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)9:58:04−0:425:48 am6:44 pm6:18 am6:14 pm6:49 am5:42 pm12:16 pm (33.3°)91.568
87:18 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)9:57:25−0:395:48 am6:44 pm6:19 am6:14 pm6:50 am5:43 pm12:16 pm (33.2°)91.555
97:18 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)9:56:48−0:365:49 am6:44 pm6:20 am6:14 pm6:51 am5:43 pm12:17 pm (33.1°)91.543
107:19 am (117°)5:15 pm (243°)9:56:14−0:335:50 am6:45 pm6:20 am6:14 pm6:51 am5:43 pm12:17 pm (33.0°)91.531
117:20 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:55:43−0:315:50 am6:45 pm6:21 am6:14 pm6:52 am5:43 pm12:18 pm (33.0°)91.520
127:21 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:55:15−0:285:51 am6:45 pm6:22 am6:15 pm6:53 am5:43 pm12:18 pm (32.9°)91.510
137:21 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:54:50−0:255:52 am6:45 pm6:22 am6:15 pm6:53 am5:44 pm12:19 pm (32.8°)91.500
147:22 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:54:28−0:225:52 am6:46 pm6:23 am6:15 pm6:54 am5:44 pm12:19 pm (32.8°)91.491
157:23 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:54:09−0:195:53 am6:46 pm6:23 am6:16 pm6:55 am5:44 pm12:20 pm (32.7°)91.482
167:23 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:53:53−0:165:54 am6:47 pm6:24 am6:16 pm6:55 am5:45 pm12:20 pm (32.7°)91.474
177:24 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:53:40−0:125:54 am6:47 pm6:25 am6:16 pm6:56 am5:45 pm12:21 pm (32.6°)91.466
187:24 am (118°)5:18 pm (242°)9:53:30−0:095:55 am6:47 pm6:25 am6:17 pm6:57 am5:46 pm12:21 pm (32.6°)91.459
197:25 am (118°)5:18 pm (242°)9:53:23−0:065:55 am6:48 pm6:26 am6:17 pm6:57 am5:46 pm12:22 pm (32.6°)91.453
207:25 am (118°)5:19 pm (242°)9:53:19−0:035:56 am6:48 pm6:26 am6:18 pm6:58 am5:47 pm12:22 pm (32.6°)91.447
217:26 am (118°)5:19 pm (242°)9:53:19< 1s5:56 am6:49 pm6:27 am6:18 pm6:58 am5:47 pm12:23 pm (32.6°)91.441
227:26 am (118°)5:20 pm (242°)9:53:21+0:025:57 am6:49 pm6:27 am6:19 pm6:59 am5:48 pm12:23 pm (32.6°)91.436
237:27 am (118°)5:20 pm (242°)9:53:26+0:055:57 am6:50 pm6:28 am6:19 pm6:59 am5:48 pm12:24 pm (32.6°)91.431
247:27 am (118°)5:21 pm (242°)9:53:35+0:085:58 am6:50 pm6:28 am6:20 pm7:00 am5:49 pm12:24 pm (32.6°)91.427
257:28 am (118°)5:21 pm (242°)9:53:47+0:115:58 am6:51 pm6:29 am6:21 pm7:00 am5:49 pm12:25 pm (32.7°)91.423
267:28 am (118°)5:22 pm (242°)9:54:02+0:145:59 am6:52 pm6:29 am6:21 pm7:00 am5:50 pm12:25 pm (32.7°)91.420
277:28 am (118°)5:23 pm (242°)9:54:19+0:175:59 am6:52 pm6:29 am6:22 pm7:01 am5:50 pm12:26 pm (32.7°)91.416
287:29 am (118°)5:23 pm (242°)9:54:40+0:205:59 am6:53 pm6:30 am6:22 pm7:01 am5:51 pm12:26 pm (32.8°)91.414
297:29 am (118°)5:24 pm (242°)9:55:04+0:236:00 am6:54 pm6:30 am6:23 pm7:01 am5:52 pm12:27 pm (32.9°)91.411
307:29 am (118°)5:25 pm (242°)9:55:31+0:266:00 am6:54 pm6:30 am6:24 pm7:02 am5:52 pm12:27 pm (32.9°)91.409
317:30 am (118°)5:26 pm (243°)9:56:01+0:296:00 am6:55 pm6:31 am6:24 pm7:02 am5:53 pm12:27 pm (33.0°)91.407
* All times are local time for Columbia. 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 Columbia. This day is 4 hours, 32 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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