Flag for USA Fairbanks, Alaska, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2016

Daylight

10:40 am – 2:46 pm
4 hours, 6 minutes

Current Time: Dec 8, 2016 at 6:52:37 pm

Sun Direction: 262° West

Sun Altitude: -21.6°

Sun Distance: 91.550 million mi


Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2016 1:44 am (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 10:40 am 152° Southeast

Sunset Today: 2:46 pm 208° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Fairbanks

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
110:21 am (148°)2:59 pm (212°)4:37:58−5:106:57 am6:23 pm7:57 am5:23 pm9:06 am4:14 pm12:40 pm (3.4°)91.648
210:24 am (149°)2:57 pm (211°)4:32:56−5:016:59 am6:22 pm7:59 am5:22 pm9:08 am4:13 pm12:41 pm (3.3°)91.634
310:27 am (149°)2:55 pm (211°)4:28:04−4:527:00 am6:21 pm8:01 am5:21 pm9:10 am4:12 pm12:41 pm (3.1°)91.619
410:30 am (150°)2:53 pm (210°)4:23:22−4:417:02 am6:21 pm8:03 am5:20 pm9:12 am4:11 pm12:41 pm (3.0°)91.605
510:32 am (150°)2:51 pm (210°)4:18:52−4:307:03 am6:20 pm8:04 am5:19 pm9:14 am4:10 pm12:42 pm (2.9°)91.592
610:35 am (151°)2:49 pm (209°)4:14:33−4:187:05 am6:19 pm8:06 am5:18 pm9:15 am4:09 pm12:42 pm (2.8°)91.578
710:37 am (151°)2:48 pm (209°)4:10:27−4:067:06 am6:19 pm8:07 am5:18 pm9:17 am4:08 pm12:43 pm (2.7°)91.565
810:40 am (152°)2:46 pm (208°)4:06:34−3:527:08 am6:18 pm8:09 am5:17 pm9:19 am4:07 pm12:43 pm (2.6°)91.553
910:42 am (152°)2:45 pm (208°)4:02:55−3:387:09 am6:18 pm8:10 am5:17 pm9:21 am4:06 pm12:44 pm (2.5°)91.541
1010:44 am (153°)2:44 pm (207°)3:59:31−3:247:10 am6:18 pm8:11 am5:17 pm9:22 am4:06 pm12:44 pm (2.4°)91.529
1110:46 am (153°)2:43 pm (207°)3:56:23−3:087:11 am6:18 pm8:13 am5:16 pm9:23 am4:05 pm12:45 pm (2.4°)91.518
1210:48 am (153°)2:42 pm (207°)3:53:31−2:527:12 am6:17 pm8:14 am5:16 pm9:25 am4:05 pm12:45 pm (2.3°)91.508
1310:50 am (154°)2:41 pm (206°)3:50:56−2:357:13 am6:17 pm8:15 am5:16 pm9:26 am4:05 pm12:45 pm (2.2°)91.498
1410:52 am (154°)2:40 pm (206°)3:48:38−2:177:14 am6:17 pm8:16 am5:16 pm9:27 am4:04 pm12:46 pm (2.2°)91.489
1510:53 am (154°)2:40 pm (206°)3:46:39−1:597:15 am6:17 pm8:17 am5:16 pm9:28 am4:04 pm12:46 pm (2.1°)91.480
1610:54 am (154°)2:39 pm (206°)3:44:59−1:407:16 am6:18 pm8:18 am5:16 pm9:29 am4:04 pm12:47 pm (2.1°)91.472
1710:56 am (155°)2:39 pm (205°)3:43:38−1:217:17 am6:18 pm8:19 am5:16 pm9:30 am4:04 pm12:47 pm (2.1°)91.465
1810:57 am (155°)2:39 pm (205°)3:42:36−1:017:18 am6:18 pm8:19 am5:16 pm9:31 am4:05 pm12:48 pm (2.0°)91.458
1910:57 am (155°)2:39 pm (205°)3:41:55−0:417:18 am6:19 pm8:20 am5:17 pm9:32 am4:05 pm12:48 pm (2.0°)91.451
2010:58 am (155°)2:40 pm (205°)3:41:34−0:217:19 am6:19 pm8:21 am5:17 pm9:32 am4:05 pm12:49 pm (2.0°)91.446
2110:59 am (155°)2:40 pm (205°)3:41:33< 1s7:19 am6:19 pm8:21 am5:18 pm9:33 am4:06 pm12:49 pm (2.0°)91.440
2210:59 am (155°)2:41 pm (205°)3:41:53+0:197:20 am6:20 pm8:22 am5:18 pm9:33 am4:06 pm12:50 pm (2.0°)91.435
2310:59 am (155°)2:42 pm (205°)3:42:33+0:397:20 am6:21 pm8:22 am5:19 pm9:34 am4:07 pm12:50 pm (2.0°)91.430
2410:59 am (155°)2:43 pm (205°)3:43:33+1:007:20 am6:21 pm8:22 am5:20 pm9:34 am4:08 pm12:51 pm (2.1°)91.426
2510:59 am (154°)2:44 pm (206°)3:44:53+1:197:21 am6:22 pm8:22 am5:21 pm9:34 am4:09 pm12:51 pm (2.1°)91.422
2610:59 am (154°)2:45 pm (206°)3:46:32+1:397:21 am6:23 pm8:22 am5:21 pm9:34 am4:10 pm12:52 pm (2.1°)91.419
2710:58 am (154°)2:47 pm (206°)3:48:30+1:587:21 am6:24 pm8:23 am5:22 pm9:34 am4:11 pm12:52 pm (2.2°)91.416
2810:58 am (154°)2:48 pm (206°)3:50:47+2:167:21 am6:25 pm8:22 am5:23 pm9:34 am4:12 pm12:53 pm (2.2°)91.413
2910:57 am (153°)2:50 pm (207°)3:53:21+2:347:21 am6:26 pm8:22 am5:25 pm9:33 am4:13 pm12:53 pm (2.3°)91.411
3010:56 am (153°)2:52 pm (207°)3:56:13+2:517:21 am6:27 pm8:22 am5:26 pm9:33 am4:15 pm12:54 pm (2.3°)91.409
3110:55 am (153°)2:54 pm (207°)3:59:21+3:077:21 am6:28 pm8:22 am5:27 pm9:33 am4:16 pm12:54 pm (2.4°)91.407
* All times are local time for Fairbanks. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:44 am in Fairbanks. This day is 18 hours, 8 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 17 or December 18. Latest sunrise is on December 23 or December 24. Latest sunset is on December 1.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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