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Daylight

7:10 am – 4:46 pm
9 hours, 35 minutes

Current Time: Dec 3, 2016 at 4:47:35 am

Sun Direction: 98° East

Sun Altitude: -27.1°

Sun Distance: 91.627 million mi


Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2016 5:44 am (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 7:10 am 118° Southeast

Sunset Today: 4:46 pm 242° Southwest

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December 2016 — Sun in Washington DC

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:08 am (118°)4:46 pm (242°)9:38:07−1:115:34 am6:21 pm6:06 am5:49 pm6:39 am5:16 pm11:57 am (29.2°)91.651
27:09 am (118°)4:46 pm (242°)9:36:59−1:085:34 am6:21 pm6:07 am5:49 pm6:40 am5:16 pm11:58 am (29.0°)91.637
37:10 am (118°)4:46 pm (242°)9:35:54−1:055:35 am6:21 pm6:07 am5:49 pm6:41 am5:16 pm11:58 am (28.9°)91.622
47:11 am (118°)4:46 pm (241°)9:34:53−1:015:36 am6:21 pm6:08 am5:49 pm6:41 am5:16 pm11:59 am (28.8°)91.608
57:12 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:33:54−0:585:37 am6:21 pm6:09 am5:49 pm6:42 am5:16 pm11:59 am (28.6°)91.594
67:13 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:32:59−0:555:38 am6:21 pm6:10 am5:49 pm6:43 am5:16 pm11:59 am (28.5°)91.581
77:14 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:32:07−0:515:38 am6:21 pm6:11 am5:49 pm6:44 am5:16 pm12:00 pm (28.4°)91.568
87:15 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:31:18−0:485:39 am6:21 pm6:12 am5:49 pm6:45 am5:16 pm12:00 pm (28.3°)91.555
97:15 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:30:34−0:445:40 am6:22 pm6:12 am5:49 pm6:46 am5:16 pm12:01 pm (28.2°)91.543
107:16 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:29:52−0:415:41 am6:22 pm6:13 am5:49 pm6:46 am5:16 pm12:01 pm (28.1°)91.532
117:17 am (119°)4:46 pm (241°)9:29:14−0:375:41 am6:22 pm6:14 am5:50 pm6:47 am5:16 pm12:02 pm (28.1°)91.521
127:18 am (120°)4:46 pm (240°)9:28:40−0:345:42 am6:22 pm6:14 am5:50 pm6:48 am5:16 pm12:02 pm (28.0°)91.510
137:19 am (120°)4:47 pm (240°)9:28:09−0:305:43 am6:22 pm6:15 am5:50 pm6:49 am5:17 pm12:03 pm (27.9°)91.500
147:19 am (120°)4:47 pm (240°)9:27:42−0:275:43 am6:23 pm6:16 am5:50 pm6:49 am5:17 pm12:03 pm (27.9°)91.491
157:20 am (120°)4:47 pm (240°)9:27:19−0:235:44 am6:23 pm6:16 am5:51 pm6:50 am5:17 pm12:04 pm (27.8°)91.482
167:21 am (120°)4:48 pm (240°)9:26:59−0:195:45 am6:23 pm6:17 am5:51 pm6:51 am5:18 pm12:04 pm (27.8°)91.474
177:21 am (120°)4:48 pm (240°)9:26:43−0:155:45 am6:24 pm6:18 am5:51 pm6:51 am5:18 pm12:05 pm (27.7°)91.466
187:22 am (120°)4:48 pm (240°)9:26:31−0:125:46 am6:24 pm6:18 am5:52 pm6:52 am5:18 pm12:05 pm (27.7°)91.459
197:22 am (120°)4:49 pm (240°)9:26:23−0:085:46 am6:25 pm6:19 am5:52 pm6:52 am5:19 pm12:06 pm (27.7°)91.453
207:23 am (120°)4:49 pm (240°)9:26:18−0:045:47 am6:25 pm6:19 am5:53 pm6:53 am5:19 pm12:06 pm (27.7°)91.447
217:23 am (120°)4:50 pm (240°)9:26:17< 1s5:47 am6:26 pm6:20 am5:53 pm6:53 am5:20 pm12:07 pm (27.7°)91.441
227:24 am (120°)4:50 pm (240°)9:26:20+0:025:48 am6:26 pm6:20 am5:54 pm6:54 am5:20 pm12:07 pm (27.7°)91.436
237:24 am (120°)4:51 pm (240°)9:26:27+0:065:48 am6:27 pm6:21 am5:54 pm6:54 am5:21 pm12:08 pm (27.7°)91.431
247:25 am (120°)4:51 pm (240°)9:26:37+0:105:49 am6:27 pm6:21 am5:55 pm6:55 am5:21 pm12:08 pm (27.7°)91.427
257:25 am (120°)4:52 pm (240°)9:26:52+0:145:49 am6:28 pm6:22 am5:55 pm6:55 am5:22 pm12:09 pm (27.8°)91.423
267:26 am (120°)4:53 pm (240°)9:27:10+0:175:50 am6:29 pm6:22 am5:56 pm6:56 am5:23 pm12:09 pm (27.8°)91.420
277:26 am (120°)4:53 pm (240°)9:27:31+0:215:50 am6:29 pm6:22 am5:57 pm6:56 am5:23 pm12:10 pm (27.8°)91.416
287:26 am (120°)4:54 pm (240°)9:27:57+0:255:50 am6:30 pm6:23 am5:57 pm6:56 am5:24 pm12:10 pm (27.9°)91.414
297:26 am (120°)4:55 pm (240°)9:28:26+0:295:51 am6:31 pm6:23 am5:58 pm6:56 am5:25 pm12:11 pm (28.0°)91.411
307:27 am (120°)4:56 pm (241°)9:28:59+0:325:51 am6:31 pm6:23 am5:59 pm6:57 am5:25 pm12:11 pm (28.0°)91.409
317:27 am (119°)4:56 pm (241°)9:29:35+0:365:51 am6:32 pm6:24 am6:00 pm6:57 am5:26 pm12:11 pm (28.1°)91.407
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:44 am in Washington DC. This day is 5 hours, 28 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 6 or December 7.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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