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Anchorage, Alaska, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2022

Daylight

7:59 am – 7:39 pm
11 hours, 40 minutes

Current Time: Sep 28, 2022 at 11:02:25 am
Sun Direction: 135° Southeast
Sun Altitude: 19.0°
Sun Distance: 93.143 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2022 12:48 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 7:59 am 93° East
Sunset Today: 7:39 pm 267° West
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2022 Sun Graph for Anchorage

December 2022 — Sun in Anchorage

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2022Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
19:45 am (138°)3:51 pm (222°)6:05:44−3:366:57 am6:39 pm7:50 am5:46 pm8:47 am4:49 pm12:48 pm (7.0°)91.659
29:47 am (139°)3:50 pm (221°)6:02:16−3:286:58 am6:38 pm7:51 am5:46 pm8:49 am4:48 pm12:49 pm (6.9°)91.643
39:49 am (139°)3:48 pm (221°)5:58:56−3:207:00 am6:38 pm7:53 am5:45 pm8:51 am4:47 pm12:49 pm (6.7°)91.629
49:51 am (140°)3:47 pm (220°)5:55:44−3:117:01 am6:37 pm7:54 am5:44 pm8:52 am4:46 pm12:49 pm (6.6°)91.614
59:53 am (140°)3:46 pm (220°)5:52:41−3:027:03 am6:37 pm7:56 am5:44 pm8:54 am4:45 pm12:50 pm (6.5°)91.601
69:55 am (140°)3:45 pm (220°)5:49:48−2:537:04 am6:36 pm7:57 am5:43 pm8:55 am4:45 pm12:50 pm (6.4°)91.587
79:57 am (141°)3:44 pm (219°)5:47:03−2:447:05 am6:36 pm7:58 am5:43 pm8:57 am4:44 pm12:51 pm (6.3°)91.575
89:59 am (141°)3:43 pm (219°)5:44:29−2:347:06 am6:35 pm8:00 am5:42 pm8:58 am4:43 pm12:51 pm (6.2°)91.563
910:00 am (141°)3:42 pm (219°)5:42:04−2:247:08 am6:35 pm8:01 am5:42 pm9:00 am4:43 pm12:52 pm (6.1°)91.551
1010:02 am (142°)3:42 pm (218°)5:39:50−2:147:09 am6:35 pm8:02 am5:42 pm9:01 am4:43 pm12:52 pm (6.0°)91.540
1110:03 am (142°)3:41 pm (218°)5:37:47−2:037:10 am6:35 pm8:03 am5:41 pm9:02 am4:42 pm12:52 pm (5.9°)91.529
1210:05 am (142°)3:41 pm (218°)5:35:54−1:527:11 am6:35 pm8:04 am5:41 pm9:04 am4:42 pm12:53 pm (5.8°)91.519
1310:06 am (142°)3:40 pm (218°)5:34:12−1:417:12 am6:35 pm8:05 am5:41 pm9:05 am4:42 pm12:53 pm (5.8°)91.510
1410:07 am (142°)3:40 pm (218°)5:32:42−1:307:13 am6:35 pm8:06 am5:41 pm9:06 am4:42 pm12:54 pm (5.7°)91.501
1510:09 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:31:24−1:187:14 am6:35 pm8:07 am5:41 pm9:07 am4:42 pm12:54 pm (5.7°)91.492
1610:10 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:30:17−1:067:14 am6:35 pm8:08 am5:41 pm9:08 am4:42 pm12:55 pm (5.6°)91.484
1710:11 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:29:22−0:547:15 am6:35 pm8:09 am5:42 pm9:09 am4:42 pm12:55 pm (5.6°)91.476
1810:11 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:28:39−0:427:16 am6:36 pm8:10 am5:42 pm9:09 am4:42 pm12:56 pm (5.6°)91.469
1910:12 am (143°)3:40 pm (217°)5:28:08−0:307:17 am6:36 pm8:10 am5:42 pm9:10 am4:43 pm12:56 pm (5.5°)91.462
2010:13 am (143°)3:41 pm (217°)5:27:50−0:187:17 am6:36 pm8:11 am5:43 pm9:11 am4:43 pm12:57 pm (5.5°)91.456
2110:13 am (143°)3:41 pm (217°)5:27:44−0:067:18 am6:37 pm8:11 am5:43 pm9:11 am4:43 pm12:57 pm (5.5°)91.449
2210:14 am (143°)3:42 pm (217°)5:27:50+0:067:18 am6:37 pm8:12 am5:44 pm9:12 am4:44 pm12:58 pm (5.5°)91.444
2310:14 am (143°)3:42 pm (217°)5:28:09+0:187:19 am6:38 pm8:12 am5:44 pm9:12 am4:45 pm12:58 pm (5.5°)91.438
2410:14 am (143°)3:43 pm (217°)5:28:39+0:307:19 am6:39 pm8:13 am5:45 pm9:12 am4:45 pm12:59 pm (5.6°)91.433
2510:15 am (143°)3:44 pm (217°)5:29:23+0:437:19 am6:39 pm8:13 am5:46 pm9:13 am4:46 pm12:59 pm (5.6°)91.428
2610:15 am (143°)3:45 pm (217°)5:30:18+0:557:20 am6:40 pm8:13 am5:47 pm9:13 am4:47 pm1:00 pm (5.6°)91.423
2710:15 am (143°)3:46 pm (217°)5:31:25+1:077:20 am6:41 pm8:13 am5:47 pm9:13 am4:48 pm1:00 pm (5.7°)91.419
2810:14 am (142°)3:47 pm (218°)5:32:44+1:197:20 am6:42 pm8:13 am5:48 pm9:13 am4:49 pm1:01 pm (5.7°)91.416
2910:14 am (142°)3:48 pm (218°)5:34:15+1:307:20 am6:43 pm8:13 am5:49 pm9:13 am4:50 pm1:01 pm (5.8°)91.412
3010:14 am (142°)3:50 pm (218°)5:35:57+1:427:20 am6:44 pm8:13 am5:50 pm9:13 am4:51 pm1:02 pm (5.8°)91.409
3110:13 am (142°)3:51 pm (218°)5:37:50+1:537:20 am6:45 pm8:13 am5:51 pm9:12 am4:52 pm1:02 pm (5.9°)91.407
* All times are local time for Anchorage. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

The December solstice (winter solstice) in Anchorage is at 12:48 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. In terms of daylight, this day is 13 hours, 54 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 16. The latest sunrise is on December 26.

Why is the earliest sunset not on the winter solstice?

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