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Flag for USA Des Moines, Iowa, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2016

Daylight

7:29 am – 4:44 pm
9 hours, 15 minutes

Current Time: Dec 8, 2016 at 8:17:22 pm

Sun Direction: 273° West

Sun Altitude: -39.0°

Sun Distance: 91.551 million mi


Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2016 4:44 am (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 7:29 am 120° Southeast

Sunset Today: 4:44 pm 240° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Des Moines

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:22 am (119°)4:45 pm (241°)9:22:45−1:195:43 am6:24 pm6:17 am5:50 pm6:51 am5:16 pm12:04 pm (26.5°)91.651
27:23 am (119°)4:45 pm (241°)9:21:30−1:155:44 am6:24 pm6:18 am5:50 pm6:52 am5:16 pm12:04 pm (26.4°)91.636
37:24 am (119°)4:45 pm (240°)9:20:17−1:125:45 am6:24 pm6:19 am5:50 pm6:53 am5:16 pm12:05 pm (26.2°)91.621
47:25 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:19:09−1:085:46 am6:24 pm6:20 am5:50 pm6:54 am5:15 pm12:05 pm (26.1°)91.607
57:26 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:18:04−1:055:47 am6:24 pm6:20 am5:50 pm6:55 am5:15 pm12:05 pm (26.0°)91.594
67:27 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:17:02−1:015:48 am6:24 pm6:21 am5:50 pm6:56 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.8°)91.580
77:28 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:16:05−0:575:48 am6:24 pm6:22 am5:50 pm6:57 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.7°)91.567
87:29 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:15:11−0:535:49 am6:24 pm6:23 am5:50 pm6:58 am5:15 pm12:07 pm (25.6°)91.555
97:30 am (120°)4:44 pm (239°)9:14:21−0:495:50 am6:24 pm6:24 am5:50 pm6:59 am5:15 pm12:07 pm (25.5°)91.543
107:31 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:13:35−0:465:51 am6:24 pm6:24 am5:50 pm6:59 am5:16 pm12:08 pm (25.5°)91.531
117:32 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:12:53−0:425:52 am6:24 pm6:25 am5:51 pm7:00 am5:16 pm12:08 pm (25.4°)91.520
127:32 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:12:15−0:385:52 am6:25 pm6:26 am5:51 pm7:01 am5:16 pm12:08 pm (25.3°)91.510
137:33 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:11:41−0:345:53 am6:25 pm6:27 am5:51 pm7:02 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.2°)91.500
147:34 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:11:11−0:295:54 am6:25 pm6:27 am5:51 pm7:02 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.2°)91.490
157:34 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:45−0:255:54 am6:25 pm6:28 am5:52 pm7:03 am5:17 pm12:10 pm (25.1°)91.482
167:35 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:10:23−0:215:55 am6:26 pm6:29 am5:52 pm7:04 am5:17 pm12:10 pm (25.1°)91.474
177:36 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:10:06−0:175:56 am6:26 pm6:29 am5:52 pm7:04 am5:17 pm12:11 pm (25.1°)91.466
187:36 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:09:52−0:135:56 am6:27 pm6:30 am5:53 pm7:05 am5:18 pm12:11 pm (25.0°)91.459
197:37 am (121°)4:47 pm (239°)9:09:43−0:095:57 am6:27 pm6:30 am5:53 pm7:05 am5:18 pm12:12 pm (25.0°)91.452
207:38 am (121°)4:47 pm (239°)9:09:38−0:045:57 am6:28 pm6:31 am5:54 pm7:06 am5:19 pm12:12 pm (25.0°)91.446
217:38 am (121°)4:48 pm (239°)9:09:37< 1s5:58 am6:28 pm6:32 am5:54 pm7:07 am5:19 pm12:13 pm (25.0°)91.441
227:39 am (121°)4:48 pm (239°)9:09:41+0:035:58 am6:29 pm6:32 am5:55 pm7:07 am5:20 pm12:13 pm (25.0°)91.436
237:39 am (121°)4:49 pm (239°)9:09:48+0:075:59 am6:29 pm6:32 am5:55 pm7:07 am5:20 pm12:14 pm (25.0°)91.431
247:39 am (121°)4:49 pm (239°)9:10:00+0:115:59 am6:30 pm6:33 am5:56 pm7:08 am5:21 pm12:14 pm (25.0°)91.427
257:40 am (121°)4:50 pm (239°)9:10:16+0:165:59 am6:30 pm6:33 am5:57 pm7:08 am5:22 pm12:15 pm (25.1°)91.423
267:40 am (121°)4:51 pm (239°)9:10:37+0:206:00 am6:31 pm6:34 am5:57 pm7:09 am5:22 pm12:15 pm (25.1°)91.419
277:40 am (121°)4:51 pm (239°)9:11:01+0:246:00 am6:32 pm6:34 am5:58 pm7:09 am5:23 pm12:16 pm (25.2°)91.416
287:41 am (121°)4:52 pm (239°)9:11:30+0:286:00 am6:32 pm6:34 am5:59 pm7:09 am5:24 pm12:16 pm (25.2°)91.413
297:41 am (121°)4:53 pm (239°)9:12:02+0:326:01 am6:33 pm6:35 am5:59 pm7:09 am5:24 pm12:17 pm (25.3°)91.411
307:41 am (121°)4:54 pm (239°)9:12:39+0:366:01 am6:34 pm6:35 am6:00 pm7:10 am5:25 pm12:17 pm (25.3°)91.409
317:41 am (121°)4:55 pm (239°)9:13:20+0:406:01 am6:34 pm6:35 am6:01 pm7:10 am5:26 pm12:18 pm (25.4°)91.407
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 4:44 am in Des Moines. This day is 6 hours, 2 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 7 or December 8.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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