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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2023

Daylight

8:13 am – 5:17 pm
9 hours, 4 minutes

Current Time: Jan 29, 2023 at 3:28:19 am
Sun Direction: 60° Northeast
Sun Altitude: -43.9°
Sun Distance: 91.550 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 20, 2023 10:24 pm (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 8:13 am 118° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:17 pm 242° Southwest
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2023 Sun Graph for Cologne

December 2023 — Sun in Cologne

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2023Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
18:12 am (125°)4:29 pm (235°)8:16:57−2:026:12 am6:29 pm6:52 am5:49 pm7:34 am5:07 pm12:21 pm (17.3°)91.665
28:13 am (125°)4:28 pm (235°)8:15:00−1:576:13 am6:28 pm6:53 am5:48 pm7:35 am5:07 pm12:21 pm (17.2°)91.650
38:15 am (125°)4:28 pm (235°)8:13:07−1:526:14 am6:28 pm6:54 am5:48 pm7:36 am5:06 pm12:21 pm (17.0°)91.636
48:16 am (126°)4:27 pm (234°)8:11:20−1:476:15 am6:28 pm6:55 am5:48 pm7:37 am5:06 pm12:22 pm (16.9°)91.623
58:17 am (126°)4:27 pm (234°)8:09:38−1:426:17 am6:27 pm6:56 am5:48 pm7:38 am5:06 pm12:22 pm (16.7°)91.610
68:18 am (126°)4:26 pm (234°)8:08:01−1:366:18 am6:27 pm6:58 am5:47 pm7:40 am5:05 pm12:23 pm (16.6°)91.597
78:20 am (126°)4:26 pm (234°)8:06:29−1:316:19 am6:27 pm6:59 am5:47 pm7:41 am5:05 pm12:23 pm (16.5°)91.585
88:21 am (126°)4:26 pm (233°)8:05:03−1:266:20 am6:27 pm7:00 am5:47 pm7:42 am5:05 pm12:23 pm (16.4°)91.573
98:22 am (127°)4:26 pm (233°)8:03:43−1:206:20 am6:27 pm7:01 am5:47 pm7:43 am5:05 pm12:24 pm (16.3°)91.561
108:23 am (127°)4:25 pm (233°)8:02:28−1:146:21 am6:27 pm7:02 am5:47 pm7:44 am5:05 pm12:24 pm (16.2°)91.550
118:24 am (127°)4:25 pm (233°)8:01:19−1:086:22 am6:27 pm7:02 am5:47 pm7:45 am5:05 pm12:25 pm (16.1°)91.539
128:25 am (127°)4:25 pm (233°)8:00:16−1:036:23 am6:27 pm7:03 am5:47 pm7:46 am5:05 pm12:25 pm (16.0°)91.528
138:26 am (127°)4:25 pm (233°)7:59:19−0:576:24 am6:27 pm7:04 am5:47 pm7:47 am5:05 pm12:26 pm (16.0°)91.518
148:27 am (127°)4:25 pm (233°)7:58:28−0:516:25 am6:27 pm7:05 am5:47 pm7:47 am5:05 pm12:26 pm (15.9°)91.508
158:28 am (127°)4:25 pm (232°)7:57:43−0:446:26 am6:28 pm7:06 am5:47 pm7:48 am5:05 pm12:27 pm (15.9°)91.498
168:29 am (128°)4:26 pm (232°)7:57:04−0:386:26 am6:28 pm7:07 am5:48 pm7:49 am5:05 pm12:27 pm (15.8°)91.489
178:29 am (128°)4:26 pm (232°)7:56:32−0:326:27 am6:28 pm7:07 am5:48 pm7:50 am5:05 pm12:28 pm (15.8°)91.480
188:30 am (128°)4:26 pm (232°)7:56:05−0:266:28 am6:28 pm7:08 am5:48 pm7:50 am5:06 pm12:28 pm (15.7°)91.471
198:31 am (128°)4:26 pm (232°)7:55:45−0:206:28 am6:29 pm7:09 am5:49 pm7:51 am5:06 pm12:29 pm (15.7°)91.463
208:31 am (128°)4:27 pm (232°)7:55:32−0:136:29 am6:29 pm7:09 am5:49 pm7:52 am5:06 pm12:29 pm (15.7°)91.455
218:32 am (128°)4:27 pm (232°)7:55:24−0:076:29 am6:30 pm7:10 am5:49 pm7:52 am5:07 pm12:30 pm (15.7°)91.448
228:32 am (128°)4:28 pm (232°)7:55:23< 1s6:30 am6:30 pm7:10 am5:50 pm7:53 am5:07 pm12:30 pm (15.7°)91.441
238:33 am (128°)4:28 pm (232°)7:55:29+0:056:30 am6:31 pm7:11 am5:51 pm7:53 am5:08 pm12:31 pm (15.7°)91.435
248:33 am (128°)4:29 pm (232°)7:55:40+0:116:31 am6:31 pm7:11 am5:51 pm7:54 am5:09 pm12:31 pm (15.7°)91.429
258:34 am (128°)4:30 pm (232°)7:55:58+0:186:31 am6:32 pm7:11 am5:52 pm7:54 am5:09 pm12:32 pm (15.7°)91.424
268:34 am (128°)4:30 pm (232°)7:56:23+0:246:32 am6:33 pm7:12 am5:52 pm7:54 am5:10 pm12:32 pm (15.8°)91.420
278:34 am (128°)4:31 pm (232°)7:56:53+0:306:32 am6:33 pm7:12 am5:53 pm7:55 am5:11 pm12:33 pm (15.8°)91.416
288:34 am (128°)4:32 pm (232°)7:57:30+0:366:32 am6:34 pm7:12 am5:54 pm7:55 am5:11 pm12:33 pm (15.8°)91.412
298:34 am (127°)4:33 pm (233°)7:58:13+0:436:32 am6:35 pm7:13 am5:55 pm7:55 am5:12 pm12:34 pm (15.9°)91.410
308:35 am (127°)4:34 pm (233°)7:59:02+0:496:33 am6:36 pm7:13 am5:55 pm7:55 am5:13 pm12:34 pm (15.9°)91.407
318:35 am (127°)4:35 pm (233°)7:59:58+0:556:33 am6:36 pm7:13 am5:56 pm7:55 am5:14 pm12:34 pm (16.0°)91.406
* All times are local time for Cologne. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

The December solstice (winter solstice) in Cologne is at 4:27 am on Friday, December 22, 2023. In terms of daylight, this day is 8 hours, 37 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 12 or December 13. The latest sunrise is on December 31.

Why is the earliest sunset not on the winter solstice?

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