Flag for USA Des Moines, IA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2012

Daylight

6:11 AM – 8:13 PM
14 hours, 2 minutes

Current Time: May 1, 2016 at 3:04:47 PM

Sun Direction: 231° Southwest

Sun Altitude: 54.2°

Sun Distance: 93.684 million mi


Next Solstice: Jun 20, 2016 5:34 PM (Summer)

Sunrise Today: 6:11 AM 69° East

Sunset Today: 8:13 PM 292° Northwest

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December 2012 — Sun in Des Moines

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2012Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:22 AM (119°)4:45 PM (241°)9:22:46−1:195:43 AM6:24 PM6:17 AM5:50 PM6:51 AM5:16 PM12:04 PM (26.5°)91.646
27:23 AM (119°)4:45 PM (241°)9:21:31−1:155:44 AM6:24 PM6:18 AM5:50 PM6:52 AM5:16 PM12:04 PM (26.4°)91.632
37:24 AM (119°)4:45 PM (240°)9:20:18−1:125:45 AM6:24 PM6:19 AM5:50 PM6:53 AM5:16 PM12:04 PM (26.2°)91.618
47:25 AM (120°)4:44 PM (240°)9:19:10−1:085:46 AM6:24 PM6:19 AM5:50 PM6:54 AM5:15 PM12:05 PM (26.1°)91.605
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°)91.592
67:27 AM (120°)4:44 PM (240°)9:17:03−1:015:48 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°)91.569
87:29 AM (120°)4:44 PM (240°)9:15:12−0:535:49 AM6:24 PM6:23 AM5:50 PM6:58 AM5:15 PM12:07 PM (25.6°)91.557
97:30 AM (120°)4:44 PM (239°)9:14:22−0:505:50 AM6:24 PM6:24 AM5:50 PM6:58 AM5:15 PM12:07 PM (25.5°)91.546
107:31 AM (121°)4:44 PM (239°)9:13:35−0:465:51 AM6:24 PM6:24 AM5:50 PM6:59 AM5:16 PM12:07 PM (25.5°)91.536
117:31 AM (121°)4:44 PM (239°)9:12:53−0:425:51 AM6:24 PM6:25 AM5:51 PM7:00 AM5:16 PM12:08 PM (25.4°)91.525
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°)91.515
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°)91.505
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°)91.496
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°)91.487
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°)91.478
177:36 AM (121°)4:46 PM (239°)9:10:06−0:175:55 AM6:26 PM6:29 AM5:52 PM7:04 AM5:17 PM12:11 PM (25.1°)91.470
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°)91.462
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°)91.454
207:38 AM (121°)4:47 PM (239°)9:09:38−0:055:57 AM6:28 PM6:31 AM5:54 PM7:06 AM5:19 PM12:12 PM (25.0°)91.447
217:38 AM (121°)4:48 PM (239°)9:09:37< 1s5:58 AM6:28 PM6:31 AM5:54 PM7:07 AM5:19 PM12:13 PM (25.0°)91.440
227:39 AM (121°)4:48 PM (239°)9:09:40+0:035:58 AM6:29 PM6:32 AM5:55 PM7:07 AM5:20 PM12:13 PM (25.0°)91.434
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°)91.428
247:39 AM (121°)4:49 PM (239°)9:09:59+0:115:59 AM6:30 PM6:33 AM5:56 PM7:08 AM5:21 PM12:14 PM (25.0°)91.423
257:40 AM (121°)4:50 PM (239°)9:10:15+0:155:59 AM6:30 PM6:33 AM5:56 PM7:08 AM5:21 PM12:15 PM (25.1°)91.418
267:40 AM (121°)4:51 PM (239°)9:10:35+0:206:00 AM6:31 PM6:34 AM5:57 PM7:09 AM5:22 PM12:15 PM (25.1°)91.414
277:40 AM (121°)4:51 PM (239°)9:11:00+0:246:00 AM6:32 PM6:34 AM5:58 PM7:09 AM5:23 PM12:16 PM (25.2°)91.411
287:41 AM (121°)4:52 PM (239°)9:11:28+0:286:00 AM6:32 PM6:34 AM5:58 PM7:09 AM5:24 PM12:16 PM (25.2°)91.408
297:41 AM (121°)4:53 PM (239°)9:12:01+0:326:01 AM6:33 PM6:34 AM5:59 PM7:09 AM5:24 PM12:17 PM (25.3°)91.406
307:41 AM (121°)4:54 PM (239°)9:12:37+0:366:01 AM6:34 PM6:35 AM6:00 PM7:10 AM5:25 PM12:17 PM (25.3°)91.404
317:41 AM (121°)4:54 PM (239°)9:13:18+0:406:01 AM6:34 PM6:35 AM6:01 PM7:10 AM5:26 PM12:18 PM (25.4°)91.403
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 5:12 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 8.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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