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Maine, Maine, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2023

Daylight

7:01 am – 4:39 pm
9 hours, 37 minutes

Current Time: Jan 29, 2023 at 5:34:12 am
Sun Direction: 100° East
Sun Altitude: -15.4°
Sun Distance: 91.554 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 20, 2023 5:24 pm (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 7:01 am 115° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:39 pm 245° West
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2023 Sun Graph for Maine

December 2023 — Sun in Maine

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2023Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
16:56 am (121°)3:55 pm (239°)8:58:51−1:355:10 am5:41 pm5:45 am5:05 pm6:22 am4:28 pm11:25 am (22.7°)91.661
26:57 am (121°)3:54 pm (239°)8:57:20−1:315:11 am5:41 pm5:46 am5:05 pm6:24 am4:28 pm11:26 am (22.6°)91.647
36:58 am (121°)3:54 pm (238°)8:55:52−1:275:12 am5:40 pm5:47 am5:05 pm6:25 am4:28 pm11:26 am (22.4°)91.633
46:59 am (122°)3:54 pm (238°)8:54:28−1:235:13 am5:40 pm5:48 am5:05 pm6:26 am4:27 pm11:27 am (22.3°)91.620
57:00 am (122°)3:54 pm (238°)8:53:09−1:195:14 am5:40 pm5:49 am5:04 pm6:27 am4:27 pm11:27 am (22.1°)91.607
67:01 am (122°)3:53 pm (238°)8:51:53−1:155:15 am5:40 pm5:50 am5:04 pm6:28 am4:27 pm11:27 am (22.0°)91.594
77:02 am (122°)3:53 pm (238°)8:50:42−1:115:15 am5:40 pm5:51 am5:04 pm6:29 am4:27 pm11:28 am (21.9°)91.582
87:03 am (122°)3:53 pm (238°)8:49:36−1:065:16 am5:40 pm5:52 am5:04 pm6:30 am4:27 pm11:28 am (21.8°)91.570
97:04 am (123°)3:53 pm (237°)8:48:33−1:025:17 am5:40 pm5:53 am5:04 pm6:30 am4:27 pm11:29 am (21.7°)91.559
107:05 am (123°)3:53 pm (237°)8:47:36−0:575:18 am5:40 pm5:54 am5:04 pm6:31 am4:27 pm11:29 am (21.6°)91.547
117:06 am (123°)3:53 pm (237°)8:46:43−0:535:19 am5:40 pm5:55 am5:04 pm6:32 am4:27 pm11:30 am (21.5°)91.537
127:07 am (123°)3:53 pm (237°)8:45:54−0:485:20 am5:41 pm5:56 am5:05 pm6:33 am4:27 pm11:30 am (21.4°)91.526
137:08 am (123°)3:53 pm (237°)8:45:10−0:435:20 am5:41 pm5:56 am5:05 pm6:34 am4:27 pm11:31 am (21.4°)91.516
147:09 am (123°)3:53 pm (237°)8:44:32−0:385:21 am5:41 pm5:57 am5:05 pm6:35 am4:27 pm11:31 am (21.3°)91.506
157:10 am (123°)3:54 pm (237°)8:43:57−0:345:22 am5:41 pm5:58 am5:05 pm6:35 am4:28 pm11:32 am (21.3°)91.496
167:10 am (123°)3:54 pm (237°)8:43:28−0:295:22 am5:42 pm5:58 am5:06 pm6:36 am4:28 pm11:32 am (21.2°)91.487
177:11 am (123°)3:54 pm (237°)8:43:04−0:245:23 am5:42 pm5:59 am5:06 pm6:37 am4:28 pm11:33 am (21.2°)91.478
187:12 am (123°)3:54 pm (237°)8:42:44−0:195:24 am5:42 pm6:00 am5:06 pm6:37 am4:29 pm11:33 am (21.1°)91.469
197:12 am (124°)3:55 pm (236°)8:42:30−0:145:24 am5:43 pm6:00 am5:07 pm6:38 am4:29 pm11:34 am (21.1°)91.461
207:13 am (124°)3:55 pm (236°)8:42:20−0:095:25 am5:43 pm6:01 am5:07 pm6:39 am4:29 pm11:34 am (21.1°)91.454
217:13 am (124°)3:56 pm (236°)8:42:15−0:045:25 am5:44 pm6:01 am5:08 pm6:39 am4:30 pm11:35 am (21.1°)91.446
227:14 am (124°)3:56 pm (236°)8:42:15< 1s5:26 am5:44 pm6:02 am5:08 pm6:40 am4:30 pm11:35 am (21.1°)91.440
237:14 am (124°)3:57 pm (236°)8:42:21+0:055:26 am5:45 pm6:02 am5:09 pm6:40 am4:31 pm11:36 am (21.1°)91.434
247:15 am (124°)3:57 pm (236°)8:42:31+0:105:27 am5:45 pm6:03 am5:09 pm6:41 am4:32 pm11:36 am (21.1°)91.428
257:15 am (123°)3:58 pm (237°)8:42:46+0:155:27 am5:46 pm6:03 am5:10 pm6:41 am4:32 pm11:37 am (21.2°)91.423
267:15 am (123°)3:59 pm (237°)8:43:06+0:205:28 am5:47 pm6:04 am5:10 pm6:41 am4:33 pm11:37 am (21.2°)91.419
277:16 am (123°)3:59 pm (237°)8:43:31+0:245:28 am5:47 pm6:04 am5:11 pm6:42 am4:33 pm11:37 am (21.2°)91.415
287:16 am (123°)4:00 pm (237°)8:44:01+0:295:28 am5:48 pm6:04 am5:12 pm6:42 am4:34 pm11:38 am (21.3°)91.412
297:16 am (123°)4:01 pm (237°)8:44:36+0:345:29 am5:49 pm6:05 am5:13 pm6:42 am4:35 pm11:38 am (21.3°)91.409
307:16 am (123°)4:02 pm (237°)8:45:15+0:395:29 am5:49 pm6:05 am5:13 pm6:42 am4:36 pm11:39 am (21.4°)91.407
317:17 am (123°)4:03 pm (237°)8:46:00+0:445:29 am5:50 pm6:05 am5:14 pm6:42 am4:37 pm11:39 am (21.5°)91.405
* All times are local time for Maine. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

The December solstice (winter solstice) in Maine is at 10:27 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2023. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 59 minutes shorter than the June solstice. In most locations north of the equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

The earliest sunset is on December 10.

Why is the earliest sunset not on the winter solstice?

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