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Boston, Massachusetts, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2022

Daylight

6:41 am – 6:25 pm
11 hours, 44 minutes

Current Time: Oct 1, 2022 at 4:31:34 am
Sun Direction: 71° East
Sun Altitude: -24.4°
Sun Distance: 93.073 million mi
Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2022 4:48 pm (Winter)
Sunrise Today: 6:41 am 94° East
Sunset Today: 6:25 pm 266° West
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2022 Sun Graph for Boston

December 2022 — Sun in Boston

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2022Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
16:53 am (119°)4:12 pm (241°)9:18:50−1:235:13 am5:52 pm5:47 am5:18 pm6:22 am4:43 pm11:33 am (25.8°)91.662
26:54 am (120°)4:12 pm (240°)9:17:30−1:195:14 am5:52 pm5:48 am5:18 pm6:23 am4:43 pm11:33 am (25.7°)91.647
36:55 am (120°)4:12 pm (240°)9:16:14−1:165:15 am5:52 pm5:49 am5:18 pm6:24 am4:43 pm11:34 am (25.5°)91.632
46:56 am (120°)4:11 pm (240°)9:15:01−1:125:16 am5:52 pm5:50 am5:18 pm6:25 am4:43 pm11:34 am (25.4°)91.617
56:57 am (120°)4:11 pm (240°)9:13:52−1:085:17 am5:52 pm5:51 am5:18 pm6:26 am4:43 pm11:34 am (25.3°)91.604
66:58 am (120°)4:11 pm (240°)9:12:47−1:055:18 am5:52 pm5:52 am5:18 pm6:27 am4:43 pm11:35 am (25.1°)91.590
76:59 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:11:45−1:015:18 am5:52 pm5:52 am5:18 pm6:28 am4:43 pm11:35 am (25.0°)91.577
87:00 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:10:48−0:575:19 am5:52 pm5:53 am5:18 pm6:28 am4:43 pm11:36 am (24.9°)91.565
97:01 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:09:54−0:535:20 am5:52 pm5:54 am5:18 pm6:29 am4:43 pm11:36 am (24.8°)91.553
107:02 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:09:05−0:495:21 am5:52 pm5:55 am5:18 pm6:30 am4:43 pm11:37 am (24.7°)91.542
117:03 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:08:19−0:455:22 am5:52 pm5:56 am5:18 pm6:31 am4:43 pm11:37 am (24.6°)91.531
127:04 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:07:38−0:415:22 am5:53 pm5:56 am5:18 pm6:32 am4:43 pm11:37 am (24.6°)91.521
137:04 am (121°)4:11 pm (239°)9:07:01−0:375:23 am5:53 pm5:57 am5:19 pm6:33 am4:43 pm11:38 am (24.5°)91.512
147:05 am (121°)4:12 pm (239°)9:06:27−0:335:24 am5:53 pm5:58 am5:19 pm6:33 am4:44 pm11:38 am (24.4°)91.503
157:06 am (121°)4:12 pm (239°)9:05:59−0:285:24 am5:53 pm5:59 am5:19 pm6:34 am4:44 pm11:39 am (24.4°)91.494
167:07 am (122°)4:12 pm (238°)9:05:34−0:245:25 am5:54 pm5:59 am5:20 pm6:35 am4:44 pm11:39 am (24.3°)91.486
177:07 am (122°)4:12 pm (238°)9:05:13−0:205:26 am5:54 pm6:00 am5:20 pm6:35 am4:44 pm11:40 am (24.3°)91.478
187:08 am (122°)4:13 pm (238°)9:04:57−0:165:26 am5:54 pm6:00 am5:20 pm6:36 am4:45 pm11:40 am (24.3°)91.471
197:08 am (122°)4:13 pm (238°)9:04:46−0:115:27 am5:55 pm6:01 am5:21 pm6:36 am4:45 pm11:41 am (24.3°)91.464
207:09 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)9:04:38−0:075:27 am5:55 pm6:02 am5:21 pm6:37 am4:46 pm11:41 am (24.2°)91.457
217:10 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)9:04:35−0:035:28 am5:56 pm6:02 am5:22 pm6:38 am4:46 pm11:42 am (24.2°)91.451
227:10 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)9:04:36+0:015:28 am5:56 pm6:03 am5:22 pm6:38 am4:47 pm11:42 am (24.2°)91.445
237:11 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)9:04:42+0:055:29 am5:57 pm6:03 am5:23 pm6:39 am4:47 pm11:43 am (24.3°)91.439
247:11 am (122°)4:16 pm (238°)9:04:52+0:095:29 am5:57 pm6:03 am5:23 pm6:39 am4:48 pm11:43 am (24.3°)91.434
257:11 am (122°)4:16 pm (238°)9:05:06+0:145:30 am5:58 pm6:04 am5:24 pm6:39 am4:48 pm11:44 am (24.3°)91.429
267:12 am (122°)4:17 pm (238°)9:05:25+0:185:30 am5:59 pm6:04 am5:24 pm6:40 am4:49 pm11:44 am (24.3°)91.424
277:12 am (121°)4:18 pm (239°)9:05:48+0:225:30 am5:59 pm6:05 am5:25 pm6:40 am4:50 pm11:45 am (24.4°)91.420
287:12 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:06:15+0:275:31 am6:00 pm6:05 am5:26 pm6:40 am4:50 pm11:45 am (24.4°)91.416
297:12 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:06:47+0:315:31 am6:01 pm6:05 am5:27 pm6:41 am4:51 pm11:46 am (24.5°)91.413
307:13 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:07:22+0:355:31 am6:01 pm6:05 am5:27 pm6:41 am4:52 pm11:46 am (24.5°)91.410
317:13 am (121°)4:21 pm (239°)9:08:02+0:395:32 am6:02 pm6:06 am5:28 pm6:41 am4:53 pm11:47 am (24.6°)91.408
* All times are local time for Boston. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

The December solstice (winter solstice) in Boston is at 4:48 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 12 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 8 or December 9.

Why is the earliest sunset not on the winter solstice?

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