Flag for USA Houston, Texas, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2016

Daylight

7:04 am – 5:22 pm
10 hours, 17 minutes

Current Time: Dec 7, 2016 at 4:16:57 pm

Sun Direction: 235° Southwest

Sun Altitude: 11.5°

Sun Distance: 91.565 million mi


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

Sunrise Today: 7:04 am 116° Southeast

Sunset Today: 5:22 pm 244° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Houston

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:00 am (115°)5:22 pm (245°)10:22:05−0:485:35 am6:46 pm6:04 am6:17 pm6:34 am5:48 pm12:11 pm (38.3°)91.650
27:00 am (115°)5:22 pm (245°)10:21:19−0:465:36 am6:46 pm6:05 am6:17 pm6:34 am5:48 pm12:11 pm (38.2°)91.636
37:01 am (115°)5:22 pm (245°)10:20:34−0:445:37 am6:46 pm6:06 am6:17 pm6:35 am5:48 pm12:12 pm (38.0°)91.621
47:02 am (115°)5:22 pm (245°)10:19:52−0:425:37 am6:46 pm6:06 am6:17 pm6:36 am5:48 pm12:12 pm (37.9°)91.607
57:03 am (116°)5:22 pm (244°)10:19:12−0:405:38 am6:47 pm6:07 am6:18 pm6:37 am5:48 pm12:12 pm (37.8°)91.594
67:03 am (116°)5:22 pm (244°)10:18:34−0:375:39 am6:47 pm6:08 am6:18 pm6:37 am5:48 pm12:13 pm (37.7°)91.580
77:04 am (116°)5:22 pm (244°)10:17:58−0:355:39 am6:47 pm6:08 am6:18 pm6:38 am5:48 pm12:13 pm (37.6°)91.567
87:05 am (116°)5:22 pm (244°)10:17:25−0:335:40 am6:47 pm6:09 am6:18 pm6:39 am5:49 pm12:14 pm (37.5°)91.555
97:06 am (116°)5:23 pm (244°)10:16:55−0:305:41 am6:48 pm6:10 am6:18 pm6:39 am5:49 pm12:14 pm (37.4°)91.543
107:06 am (116°)5:23 pm (244°)10:16:26−0:285:41 am6:48 pm6:10 am6:19 pm6:40 am5:49 pm12:15 pm (37.3°)91.531
117:07 am (116°)5:23 pm (244°)10:16:01−0:255:42 am6:48 pm6:11 am6:19 pm6:41 am5:49 pm12:15 pm (37.2°)91.520
127:08 am (116°)5:23 pm (244°)10:15:37−0:235:43 am6:48 pm6:12 am6:19 pm6:41 am5:50 pm12:16 pm (37.1°)91.510
137:08 am (116°)5:24 pm (244°)10:15:16−0:205:43 am6:49 pm6:12 am6:20 pm6:42 am5:50 pm12:16 pm (37.1°)91.500
147:09 am (117°)5:24 pm (243°)10:14:58−0:185:44 am6:49 pm6:13 am6:20 pm6:43 am5:50 pm12:16 pm (37.0°)91.490
157:10 am (117°)5:24 pm (243°)10:14:42−0:155:44 am6:50 pm6:14 am6:20 pm6:43 am5:51 pm12:17 pm (37.0°)91.482
167:10 am (117°)5:25 pm (243°)10:14:29−0:135:45 am6:50 pm6:14 am6:21 pm6:44 am5:51 pm12:17 pm (36.9°)91.474
177:11 am (117°)5:25 pm (243°)10:14:18−0:105:45 am6:50 pm6:15 am6:21 pm6:44 am5:51 pm12:18 pm (36.9°)91.466
187:11 am (117°)5:26 pm (243°)10:14:10−0:085:46 am6:51 pm6:15 am6:22 pm6:45 am5:52 pm12:18 pm (36.9°)91.459
197:12 am (117°)5:26 pm (243°)10:14:04−0:055:47 am6:51 pm6:16 am6:22 pm6:46 am5:52 pm12:19 pm (36.8°)91.452
207:12 am (117°)5:26 pm (243°)10:14:01−0:035:47 am6:52 pm6:16 am6:23 pm6:46 am5:53 pm12:19 pm (36.8°)91.446
217:13 am (117°)5:27 pm (243°)10:14:01< 1s5:48 am6:52 pm6:17 am6:23 pm6:47 am5:53 pm12:20 pm (36.8°)91.441
227:13 am (117°)5:27 pm (243°)10:14:03+0:025:48 am6:53 pm6:17 am6:24 pm6:47 am5:54 pm12:20 pm (36.8°)91.436
237:14 am (117°)5:28 pm (243°)10:14:08+0:045:49 am6:53 pm6:18 am6:24 pm6:48 am5:54 pm12:21 pm (36.8°)91.431
247:14 am (117°)5:29 pm (243°)10:14:15+0:075:49 am6:54 pm6:18 am6:25 pm6:48 am5:55 pm12:21 pm (36.9°)91.427
257:15 am (117°)5:29 pm (243°)10:14:25+0:095:49 am6:54 pm6:19 am6:25 pm6:48 am5:55 pm12:22 pm (36.9°)91.423
267:15 am (117°)5:30 pm (243°)10:14:37+0:125:50 am6:55 pm6:19 am6:26 pm6:49 am5:56 pm12:22 pm (36.9°)91.419
277:15 am (117°)5:30 pm (243°)10:14:52+0:155:50 am6:56 pm6:19 am6:26 pm6:49 am5:57 pm12:23 pm (37.0°)91.416
287:16 am (117°)5:31 pm (244°)10:15:10+0:175:51 am6:56 pm6:20 am6:27 pm6:50 am5:57 pm12:23 pm (37.0°)91.413
297:16 am (116°)5:32 pm (244°)10:15:30+0:205:51 am6:57 pm6:20 am6:28 pm6:50 am5:58 pm12:24 pm (37.1°)91.411
307:16 am (116°)5:32 pm (244°)10:15:52+0:225:51 am6:57 pm6:20 am6:28 pm6:50 am5:59 pm12:24 pm (37.2°)91.409
317:17 am (116°)5:33 pm (244°)10:16:18+0:255:52 am6:58 pm6:21 am6:29 pm6:51 am5:59 pm12:25 pm (37.2°)91.407
* All times are local time for Houston. 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 Houston. This day is 3 hours, 50 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 1 or December 2.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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