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Daylight

7:17 am – 4:14 pm
8 hours, 57 minutes

Current Time: Dec 10, 2016 at 5:46:40 am

Sun Direction: 107° East

Sun Altitude: -15.6°

Sun Distance: 91.534 million mi


Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2016 3:44 am (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 7:17 am 122° Southeast

Sunset Today: 4:14 pm 238° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Rapid City

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:08 am (120°)4:16 pm (240°)9:07:10−1:275:25 am5:59 pm6:00 am5:24 pm6:36 am4:48 pm11:42 am (24.0°)91.650
27:10 am (121°)4:15 pm (239°)9:05:47−1:235:26 am5:59 pm6:01 am5:24 pm6:37 am4:48 pm11:43 am (23.9°)91.635
37:11 am (121°)4:15 pm (239°)9:04:27−1:195:27 am5:59 pm6:02 am5:24 pm6:38 am4:48 pm11:43 am (23.7°)91.621
47:12 am (121°)4:15 pm (239°)9:03:11−1:155:28 am5:59 pm6:03 am5:24 pm6:39 am4:48 pm11:43 am (23.6°)91.607
57:13 am (121°)4:15 pm (239°)9:01:59−1:115:29 am5:59 pm6:04 am5:24 pm6:40 am4:47 pm11:44 am (23.5°)91.593
67:14 am (121°)4:15 pm (239°)9:00:51−1:075:30 am5:59 pm6:05 am5:24 pm6:41 am4:47 pm11:44 am (23.4°)91.580
77:15 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:59:48−1:035:30 am5:59 pm6:05 am5:24 pm6:42 am4:47 pm11:45 am (23.2°)91.567
87:16 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:58:48−0:595:31 am5:59 pm6:06 am5:24 pm6:43 am4:47 pm11:45 am (23.1°)91.554
97:17 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:57:53−0:555:32 am5:59 pm6:07 am5:24 pm6:44 am4:47 pm11:46 am (23.0°)91.542
107:17 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:57:02−0:505:33 am5:59 pm6:08 am5:24 pm6:44 am4:47 pm11:46 am (23.0°)91.531
117:18 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)8:56:16−0:465:34 am5:59 pm6:09 am5:24 pm6:45 am4:48 pm11:46 am (22.9°)91.520
127:19 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)8:55:34−0:425:34 am5:59 pm6:10 am5:24 pm6:46 am4:48 pm11:47 am (22.8°)91.509
137:20 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)8:54:56−0:375:35 am6:00 pm6:10 am5:24 pm6:47 am4:48 pm11:47 am (22.7°)91.499
147:21 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)8:54:23−0:335:36 am6:00 pm6:11 am5:25 pm6:48 am4:48 pm11:48 am (22.7°)91.490
157:21 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)8:53:54−0:285:36 am6:00 pm6:12 am5:25 pm6:48 am4:48 pm11:48 am (22.6°)91.481
167:22 am (123°)4:16 pm (237°)8:53:30−0:235:37 am6:01 pm6:12 am5:25 pm6:49 am4:49 pm11:49 am (22.6°)91.473
177:23 am (123°)4:16 pm (237°)8:53:11−0:195:38 am6:01 pm6:13 am5:26 pm6:50 am4:49 pm11:49 am (22.6°)91.466
187:23 am (123°)4:16 pm (237°)8:52:56−0:145:38 am6:01 pm6:14 am5:26 pm6:50 am4:49 pm11:50 am (22.5°)91.459
197:24 am (123°)4:17 pm (237°)8:52:46−0:105:39 am6:02 pm6:14 am5:27 pm6:51 am4:50 pm11:50 am (22.5°)91.452
207:24 am (123°)4:17 pm (237°)8:52:41−0:055:39 am6:02 pm6:15 am5:27 pm6:51 am4:50 pm11:51 am (22.5°)91.446
217:25 am (123°)4:18 pm (237°)8:52:40< 1s5:40 am6:03 pm6:15 am5:27 pm6:52 am4:51 pm11:51 am (22.5°)91.441
227:25 am (123°)4:18 pm (237°)8:52:44+0:035:40 am6:03 pm6:16 am5:28 pm6:52 am4:51 pm11:52 am (22.5°)91.436
237:26 am (123°)4:19 pm (237°)8:52:53+0:085:41 am6:04 pm6:16 am5:29 pm6:53 am4:52 pm11:52 am (22.5°)91.431
247:26 am (123°)4:19 pm (237°)8:53:06+0:135:41 am6:04 pm6:17 am5:29 pm6:53 am4:53 pm11:53 am (22.6°)91.427
257:27 am (123°)4:20 pm (237°)8:53:24+0:175:42 am6:05 pm6:17 am5:30 pm6:53 am4:53 pm11:53 am (22.6°)91.423
267:27 am (123°)4:21 pm (238°)8:53:47+0:225:42 am6:06 pm6:17 am5:30 pm6:54 am4:54 pm11:54 am (22.6°)91.419
277:27 am (122°)4:21 pm (238°)8:54:14+0:275:42 am6:06 pm6:18 am5:31 pm6:54 am4:55 pm11:54 am (22.7°)91.416
287:27 am (122°)4:22 pm (238°)8:54:45+0:315:43 am6:07 pm6:18 am5:32 pm6:54 am4:55 pm11:55 am (22.7°)91.413
297:28 am (122°)4:23 pm (238°)8:55:22+0:365:43 am6:08 pm6:18 am5:33 pm6:55 am4:56 pm11:55 am (22.8°)91.411
307:28 am (122°)4:24 pm (238°)8:56:03+0:405:43 am6:08 pm6:18 am5:33 pm6:55 am4:57 pm11:56 am (22.9°)91.409
317:28 am (122°)4:25 pm (238°)8:56:48+0:455:43 am6:09 pm6:18 am5:34 pm6:55 am4:58 pm11:56 am (22.9°)91.407
* All times are local time for Rapid City. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 3:44 am in Rapid City. This day is 6 hours, 37 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 or December 9.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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