Flag for USA Rockford, Illinois, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2016

Daylight

7:09 am – 4:24 pm
9 hours, 14 minutes

Current Time: Dec 4, 2016 at 8:23:18 am

Sun Direction: 133° Southeast

Sun Altitude: 10.2°

Sun Distance: 91.610 million mi


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

Sunrise Today: 7:09 am 120° Southeast

Sunset Today: 4:24 pm 240° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Rockford

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:06 am (119°)4:25 pm (240°)9:18:40−1:215:26 am6:05 pm6:00 am5:31 pm6:35 am4:56 pm11:46 am (25.8°)91.651
27:07 am (120°)4:25 pm (240°)9:17:22−1:175:27 am6:05 pm6:01 am5:31 pm6:36 am4:56 pm11:46 am (25.7°)91.636
37:08 am (120°)4:24 pm (240°)9:16:08−1:145:28 am6:05 pm6:02 am5:31 pm6:37 am4:56 pm11:46 am (25.5°)91.622
47:09 am (120°)4:24 pm (240°)9:14:57−1:105:29 am6:05 pm6:03 am5:31 pm6:38 am4:56 pm11:47 am (25.4°)91.608
57:10 am (120°)4:24 pm (240°)9:13:50−1:065:30 am6:05 pm6:04 am5:31 pm6:39 am4:56 pm11:47 am (25.3°)91.594
67:11 am (120°)4:24 pm (240°)9:12:47−1:035:31 am6:05 pm6:05 am5:31 pm6:40 am4:56 pm11:48 am (25.2°)91.580
77:12 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:11:48−0:595:31 am6:05 pm6:05 am5:31 pm6:41 am4:56 pm11:48 am (25.1°)91.567
87:13 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:10:52−0:555:32 am6:05 pm6:06 am5:31 pm6:41 am4:56 pm11:49 am (25.0°)91.555
97:14 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:10:01−0:515:33 am6:05 pm6:07 am5:31 pm6:42 am4:56 pm11:49 am (24.9°)91.543
107:15 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:09:14−0:475:34 am6:05 pm6:08 am5:31 pm6:43 am4:56 pm11:49 am (24.8°)91.531
117:16 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:08:30−0:435:34 am6:05 pm6:09 am5:31 pm6:44 am4:56 pm11:50 am (24.7°)91.520
127:16 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:07:51−0:395:35 am6:06 pm6:09 am5:31 pm6:45 am4:56 pm11:50 am (24.6°)91.510
137:17 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:07:16−0:355:36 am6:06 pm6:10 am5:32 pm6:45 am4:56 pm11:51 am (24.6°)91.500
147:18 am (121°)4:25 pm (239°)9:06:45−0:305:37 am6:06 pm6:11 am5:32 pm6:46 am4:57 pm11:51 am (24.5°)91.491
157:19 am (121°)4:25 pm (239°)9:06:19−0:265:37 am6:06 pm6:11 am5:32 pm6:47 am4:57 pm11:52 am (24.5°)91.482
167:19 am (121°)4:25 pm (238°)9:05:56−0:225:38 am6:07 pm6:12 am5:33 pm6:47 am4:57 pm11:52 am (24.4°)91.474
177:20 am (122°)4:26 pm (238°)9:05:38−0:185:38 am6:07 pm6:13 am5:33 pm6:48 am4:58 pm11:53 am (24.4°)91.466
187:21 am (122°)4:26 pm (238°)9:05:24−0:135:39 am6:08 pm6:13 am5:33 pm6:49 am4:58 pm11:53 am (24.4°)91.459
197:21 am (122°)4:26 pm (238°)9:05:15−0:095:40 am6:08 pm6:14 am5:34 pm6:49 am4:58 pm11:54 am (24.3°)91.453
207:22 am (122°)4:27 pm (238°)9:05:10−0:055:40 am6:08 pm6:14 am5:34 pm6:50 am4:59 pm11:54 am (24.3°)91.446
217:22 am (122°)4:27 pm (238°)9:05:09< 1s5:41 am6:09 pm6:15 am5:35 pm6:50 am4:59 pm11:55 am (24.3°)91.441
227:23 am (122°)4:28 pm (238°)9:05:12+0:035:41 am6:09 pm6:15 am5:35 pm6:51 am5:00 pm11:55 am (24.3°)91.436
237:23 am (122°)4:28 pm (238°)9:05:20+0:075:42 am6:10 pm6:16 am5:36 pm6:51 am5:00 pm11:56 am (24.3°)91.431
247:24 am (122°)4:29 pm (238°)9:05:32+0:125:42 am6:11 pm6:16 am5:36 pm6:52 am5:01 pm11:56 am (24.4°)91.427
257:24 am (122°)4:30 pm (238°)9:05:49+0:165:42 am6:11 pm6:17 am5:37 pm6:52 am5:02 pm11:57 am (24.4°)91.423
267:24 am (121°)4:30 pm (239°)9:06:10+0:205:43 am6:12 pm6:17 am5:38 pm6:52 am5:02 pm11:57 am (24.4°)91.419
277:25 am (121°)4:31 pm (239°)9:06:35+0:255:43 am6:13 pm6:17 am5:38 pm6:53 am5:03 pm11:58 am (24.5°)91.416
287:25 am (121°)4:32 pm (239°)9:07:04+0:295:43 am6:13 pm6:18 am5:39 pm6:53 am5:04 pm11:58 am (24.5°)91.414
297:25 am (121°)4:33 pm (239°)9:07:37+0:335:44 am6:14 pm6:18 am5:40 pm6:53 am5:04 pm11:59 am (24.6°)91.411
307:25 am (121°)4:33 pm (239°)9:08:15+0:375:44 am6:15 pm6:18 am5:41 pm6:53 am5:05 pm11:59 am (24.7°)91.409
317:25 am (121°)4:34 pm (239°)9:08:57+0:415:44 am6:15 pm6:18 am5:41 pm6:54 am5:06 pm12:00 pm (24.7°)91.407
* All times are local time for Rockford. 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 Rockford. This day is 6 hours, 11 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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