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Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland, United Kingdom — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2021

Daylight

8:51 am – 3:16 pm
6 hours, 25 minutes

Current Time: Dec 8, 2021 at 8:07:06 pm
Sun Direction: 284° West
Sun Altitude: -35.1°
Sun Distance: 91.563 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2021 3:59 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 8:51 am 137° Southeast
Sunset Today: 3:16 pm 223° Southwest
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2021 Sun Graph for Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

December 2021 — Sun in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
18:38 am (134°)3:22 pm (226°)6:43:25−3:056:05 am5:55 pm6:54 am5:06 pm7:47 am4:13 pm12:00 pm (9.2°)91.662
28:40 am (135°)3:21 pm (225°)6:40:27−2:586:06 am5:55 pm6:55 am5:06 pm7:49 am4:13 pm12:01 pm (9.1°)91.648
38:42 am (135°)3:20 pm (225°)6:37:36−2:506:08 am5:54 pm6:57 am5:05 pm7:50 am4:12 pm12:01 pm (8.9°)91.633
48:44 am (135°)3:19 pm (225°)6:34:52−2:436:09 am5:54 pm6:58 am5:05 pm7:52 am4:11 pm12:02 pm (8.8°)91.620
58:46 am (136°)3:18 pm (224°)6:32:16−2:356:10 am5:53 pm7:00 am5:04 pm7:53 am4:11 pm12:02 pm (8.7°)91.606
68:47 am (136°)3:17 pm (224°)6:29:48−2:276:12 am5:53 pm7:01 am5:04 pm7:55 am4:10 pm12:02 pm (8.6°)91.593
78:49 am (136°)3:16 pm (224°)6:27:29−2:196:13 am5:53 pm7:02 am5:03 pm7:56 am4:09 pm12:03 pm (8.5°)91.580
88:51 am (137°)3:16 pm (223°)6:25:18−2:116:14 am5:52 pm7:03 am5:03 pm7:57 am4:09 pm12:03 pm (8.4°)91.567
98:52 am (137°)3:15 pm (223°)6:23:15−2:026:15 am5:52 pm7:05 am5:03 pm7:59 am4:09 pm12:04 pm (8.3°)91.555
108:53 am (137°)3:15 pm (223°)6:21:21−1:536:16 am5:52 pm7:06 am5:02 pm8:00 am4:08 pm12:04 pm (8.2°)91.543
118:55 am (137°)3:14 pm (223°)6:19:36−1:446:17 am5:52 pm7:07 am5:02 pm8:01 am4:08 pm12:05 pm (8.1°)91.531
128:56 am (137°)3:14 pm (222°)6:18:01−1:356:18 am5:52 pm7:08 am5:02 pm8:02 am4:08 pm12:05 pm (8.0°)91.520
138:57 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:16:35−1:266:19 am5:52 pm7:09 am5:02 pm8:03 am4:08 pm12:06 pm (7.9°)91.509
148:58 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:15:18−1:166:20 am5:52 pm7:10 am5:02 pm8:04 am4:08 pm12:06 pm (7.9°)91.499
158:59 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:14:12−1:066:21 am5:52 pm7:11 am5:02 pm8:05 am4:08 pm12:07 pm (7.8°)91.490
169:00 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:13:15−0:566:22 am5:52 pm7:11 am5:02 pm8:06 am4:08 pm12:07 pm (7.8°)91.480
179:01 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:12:27−0:476:22 am5:53 pm7:12 am5:03 pm8:07 am4:08 pm12:08 pm (7.8°)91.472
189:02 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:11:50−0:376:23 am5:53 pm7:13 am5:03 pm8:08 am4:08 pm12:08 pm (7.7°)91.464
199:03 am (138°)3:14 pm (222°)6:11:23−0:266:24 am5:53 pm7:14 am5:03 pm8:08 am4:09 pm12:08 pm (7.7°)91.457
209:03 am (138°)3:15 pm (222°)6:11:07−0:166:24 am5:54 pm7:14 am5:04 pm8:09 am4:09 pm12:09 pm (7.7°)91.450
219:04 am (138°)3:15 pm (222°)6:11:00−0:066:25 am5:54 pm7:15 am5:04 pm8:09 am4:10 pm12:09 pm (7.7°)91.443
229:04 am (138°)3:16 pm (222°)6:11:03+0:036:25 am5:55 pm7:15 am5:05 pm8:10 am4:10 pm12:10 pm (7.7°)91.438
239:05 am (138°)3:16 pm (222°)6:11:17+0:136:26 am5:55 pm7:16 am5:05 pm8:10 am4:11 pm12:10 pm (7.7°)91.433
249:05 am (138°)3:17 pm (222°)6:11:41+0:236:26 am5:56 pm7:16 am5:06 pm8:11 am4:11 pm12:11 pm (7.7°)91.428
259:05 am (138°)3:18 pm (222°)6:12:15+0:346:26 am5:57 pm7:16 am5:07 pm8:11 am4:12 pm12:11 pm (7.7°)91.424
269:06 am (138°)3:19 pm (222°)6:12:59+0:446:27 am5:57 pm7:17 am5:07 pm8:11 am4:13 pm12:12 pm (7.8°)91.420
279:06 am (138°)3:19 pm (222°)6:13:53+0:546:27 am5:58 pm7:17 am5:08 pm8:11 am4:14 pm12:12 pm (7.8°)91.417
289:06 am (138°)3:20 pm (222°)6:14:57+1:036:27 am5:59 pm7:17 am5:09 pm8:11 am4:15 pm12:13 pm (7.9°)91.415
299:05 am (138°)3:22 pm (222°)6:16:11+1:136:27 am6:00 pm7:17 am5:10 pm8:11 am4:16 pm12:13 pm (7.9°)91.412
309:05 am (138°)3:23 pm (222°)6:17:34+1:236:27 am6:01 pm7:17 am5:11 pm8:11 am4:17 pm12:14 pm (8.0°)91.411
319:05 am (137°)3:24 pm (223°)6:19:07+1:326:27 am6:02 pm7:17 am5:12 pm8:11 am4:18 pm12:14 pm (8.1°)91.409
* All times are local time for Kirkwall (Orkney Islands). They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 3:59 pm in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands). In terms of daylight, this day is 12 hours, 19 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 15. Latest sunrise is on December 27.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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