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Anchorage, Alaska, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2021

Daylight

6:46 am – 9:15 pm
14 hours, 29 minutes

Current Time: Apr 12, 2021 at 11:25:48 pm
Sun Direction: 321° Northwest
Sun Altitude: -13.4°
Sun Distance: 93.212 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 20, 2021 7:32 pm (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 6:46 am 70° East
Sunset Today: 9:15 pm 291° Northwest
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2021 Sun Graph for Anchorage

December 2021 — Sun in Anchorage

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
19:46 am (138°)3:51 pm (221°)6:04:55−3:346:57 am6:39 pm7:50 am5:46 pm8:48 am4:49 pm12:48 pm (7.0°)91.656
29:48 am (139°)3:49 pm (221°)6:01:28−3:266:59 am6:38 pm7:52 am5:45 pm8:49 am4:48 pm12:49 pm (6.9°)91.642
39:50 am (139°)3:48 pm (221°)5:58:10−3:187:00 am6:37 pm7:53 am5:45 pm8:51 am4:47 pm12:49 pm (6.7°)91.628
49:52 am (140°)3:47 pm (220°)5:55:00−3:097:02 am6:37 pm7:55 am5:44 pm8:53 am4:46 pm12:49 pm (6.6°)91.614
59:54 am (140°)3:46 pm (220°)5:51:59−3:007:03 am6:36 pm7:56 am5:43 pm8:54 am4:45 pm12:50 pm (6.5°)91.601
69:56 am (140°)3:45 pm (220°)5:49:07−2:517:04 am6:36 pm7:57 am5:43 pm8:56 am4:44 pm12:50 pm (6.3°)91.587
79:57 am (141°)3:44 pm (219°)5:46:25−2:427:06 am6:36 pm7:59 am5:42 pm8:57 am4:44 pm12:51 pm (6.2°)91.574
89:59 am (141°)3:43 pm (219°)5:43:53−2:317:07 am6:35 pm8:00 am5:42 pm8:59 am4:43 pm12:51 pm (6.1°)91.562
910:01 am (141°)3:42 pm (219°)5:41:30−2:227:08 am6:35 pm8:01 am5:42 pm9:00 am4:43 pm12:52 pm (6.0°)91.550
1010:02 am (142°)3:42 pm (218°)5:39:19−2:117:09 am6:35 pm8:02 am5:42 pm9:01 am4:42 pm12:52 pm (6.0°)91.538
1110:04 am (142°)3:41 pm (218°)5:37:18−2:007:10 am6:35 pm8:03 am5:41 pm9:03 am4:42 pm12:53 pm (5.9°)91.527
1210:05 am (142°)3:41 pm (218°)5:35:28−1:497:11 am6:35 pm8:05 am5:41 pm9:04 am4:42 pm12:53 pm (5.8°)91.516
1310:06 am (142°)3:40 pm (218°)5:33:49−1:387:12 am6:35 pm8:06 am5:41 pm9:05 am4:42 pm12:53 pm (5.8°)91.505
1410:08 am (142°)3:40 pm (218°)5:32:22−1:277:13 am6:35 pm8:07 am5:41 pm9:06 am4:42 pm12:54 pm (5.7°)91.495
1510:09 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:31:06−1:157:14 am6:35 pm8:07 am5:41 pm9:07 am4:42 pm12:54 pm (5.6°)91.486
1610:10 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:30:03−1:037:15 am6:35 pm8:08 am5:42 pm9:08 am4:42 pm12:55 pm (5.6°)91.477
1710:11 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:29:11−0:517:15 am6:35 pm8:09 am5:42 pm9:09 am4:42 pm12:55 pm (5.6°)91.469
1810:12 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:28:31−0:397:16 am6:36 pm8:10 am5:42 pm9:10 am4:42 pm12:56 pm (5.6°)91.461
1910:12 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:28:03−0:277:17 am6:36 pm8:10 am5:42 pm9:10 am4:43 pm12:56 pm (5.5°)91.454
2010:13 am (143°)3:41 pm (217°)5:27:48−0:157:17 am6:37 pm8:11 am5:43 pm9:11 am4:43 pm12:57 pm (5.5°)91.447
2110:14 am (143°)3:41 pm (217°)5:27:45−0:037:18 am6:37 pm8:11 am5:43 pm9:11 am4:44 pm12:57 pm (5.5°)91.441
2210:14 am (143°)3:42 pm (217°)5:27:54+0:097:18 am6:38 pm8:12 am5:44 pm9:12 am4:44 pm12:58 pm (5.5°)91.436
2310:14 am (143°)3:43 pm (217°)5:28:16+0:217:19 am6:38 pm8:12 am5:45 pm9:12 am4:45 pm12:58 pm (5.5°)91.431
2410:15 am (143°)3:43 pm (217°)5:28:50+0:337:19 am6:39 pm8:13 am5:45 pm9:12 am4:45 pm12:59 pm (5.6°)91.426
2510:15 am (143°)3:44 pm (217°)5:29:36+0:457:19 am6:40 pm8:13 am5:46 pm9:13 am4:46 pm12:59 pm (5.6°)91.422
2610:15 am (143°)3:45 pm (217°)5:30:34+0:587:20 am6:40 pm8:13 am5:47 pm9:13 am4:47 pm1:00 pm (5.6°)91.419
2710:15 am (143°)3:46 pm (217°)5:31:44+1:107:20 am6:41 pm8:13 am5:48 pm9:13 am4:48 pm1:00 pm (5.7°)91.416
2810:14 am (142°)3:48 pm (218°)5:33:06+1:217:20 am6:42 pm8:13 am5:49 pm9:13 am4:49 pm1:01 pm (5.7°)91.414
2910:14 am (142°)3:49 pm (218°)5:34:39+1:337:20 am6:43 pm8:13 am5:50 pm9:13 am4:50 pm1:01 pm (5.8°)91.412
3010:14 am (142°)3:50 pm (218°)5:36:24+1:447:20 am6:44 pm8:13 am5:51 pm9:13 am4:51 pm1:02 pm (5.8°)91.410
3110:13 am (142°)3:52 pm (218°)5:38:20+1:567:20 am6:45 pm8:13 am5:52 pm9:12 am4:53 pm1:02 pm (5.9°)91.409
* All times are local time for Anchorage. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:59 am in Anchorage. In terms of daylight, this day is 13 hours, 54 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 16. Latest sunrise is on December 26.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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