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Chicago, Illinois, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2021

Daylight

5:15 am – 8:28 pm
15 hours, 14 minutes

Current Time: Jun 19, 2021 at 4:58:57 pm
Sun Direction: 270° West
Sun Altitude: 36.1°
Sun Distance: 94.457 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 20, 2021 10:32 pm (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 5:15 am 57° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:28 pm 303° Northwest
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2021 Sun Graph for Chicago

December 2021 — Sun in Chicago

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
16:58 am (119°)4:20 pm (241°)9:21:20−1:205:19 am5:59 pm5:53 am5:25 pm6:27 am4:51 pm11:39 am (26.2°)91.658
26:59 am (119°)4:19 pm (241°)9:20:03−1:175:20 am5:59 pm5:54 am5:25 pm6:28 am4:51 pm11:40 am (26.1°)91.644
37:00 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:18:49−1:135:21 am5:59 pm5:55 am5:25 pm6:29 am4:50 pm11:40 am (26.0°)91.630
47:01 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:17:39−1:105:22 am5:59 pm5:55 am5:25 pm6:30 am4:50 pm11:40 am (25.8°)91.616
57:02 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:16:32−1:065:23 am5:59 pm5:56 am5:25 pm6:31 am4:50 pm11:41 am (25.7°)91.603
67:03 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:15:29−1:025:23 am5:59 pm5:57 am5:25 pm6:32 am4:50 pm11:41 am (25.6°)91.590
77:04 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:14:30−0:595:24 am5:59 pm5:58 am5:25 pm6:33 am4:50 pm11:42 am (25.5°)91.577
87:05 am (120°)4:19 pm (239°)9:13:34−0:555:25 am5:59 pm5:59 am5:25 pm6:34 am4:50 pm11:42 am (25.4°)91.564
97:06 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:12:43−0:515:26 am5:59 pm6:00 am5:25 pm6:35 am4:50 pm11:43 am (25.3°)91.552
107:07 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:11:55−0:475:27 am5:59 pm6:00 am5:25 pm6:35 am4:50 pm11:43 am (25.2°)91.540
117:08 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:11:12−0:435:27 am5:59 pm6:01 am5:26 pm6:36 am4:51 pm11:43 am (25.1°)91.528
127:09 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:10:32−0:395:28 am6:00 pm6:02 am5:26 pm6:37 am4:51 pm11:44 am (25.0°)91.517
137:09 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:09:57−0:355:29 am6:00 pm6:03 am5:26 pm6:38 am4:51 pm11:44 am (25.0°)91.507
147:10 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:09:26−0:315:29 am6:00 pm6:03 am5:26 pm6:39 am4:51 pm11:45 am (24.9°)91.497
157:11 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:08:59−0:275:30 am6:01 pm6:04 am5:27 pm6:39 am4:51 pm11:45 am (24.9°)91.487
167:12 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:08:36−0:225:31 am6:01 pm6:05 am5:27 pm6:40 am4:52 pm11:46 am (24.8°)91.478
177:12 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:08:17−0:185:31 am6:01 pm6:05 am5:27 pm6:40 am4:52 pm11:46 am (24.8°)91.470
187:13 am (121°)4:21 pm (239°)9:08:03−0:145:32 am6:02 pm6:06 am5:28 pm6:41 am4:52 pm11:47 am (24.7°)91.462
197:13 am (121°)4:21 pm (239°)9:07:52−0:105:33 am6:02 pm6:06 am5:28 pm6:42 am4:53 pm11:47 am (24.7°)91.455
207:14 am (121°)4:22 pm (239°)9:07:46−0:065:33 am6:03 pm6:07 am5:29 pm6:42 am4:53 pm11:48 am (24.7°)91.448
217:14 am (121°)4:22 pm (239°)9:07:45−0:015:34 am6:03 pm6:08 am5:29 pm6:43 am4:54 pm11:48 am (24.7°)91.442
227:15 am (121°)4:23 pm (239°)9:07:47+0:025:34 am6:04 pm6:08 am5:30 pm6:43 am4:54 pm11:49 am (24.7°)91.436
237:15 am (121°)4:23 pm (239°)9:07:54+0:065:35 am6:04 pm6:08 am5:30 pm6:44 am4:55 pm11:49 am (24.7°)91.431
247:16 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:08:05+0:105:35 am6:05 pm6:09 am5:31 pm6:44 am4:56 pm11:50 am (24.8°)91.427
257:16 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:08:20+0:155:35 am6:05 pm6:09 am5:31 pm6:44 am4:56 pm11:50 am (24.8°)91.423
267:16 am (121°)4:25 pm (239°)9:08:39+0:195:36 am6:06 pm6:10 am5:32 pm6:45 am4:57 pm11:51 am (24.8°)91.420
277:17 am (121°)4:26 pm (239°)9:09:03+0:235:36 am6:07 pm6:10 am5:33 pm6:45 am4:57 pm11:51 am (24.9°)91.417
287:17 am (121°)4:27 pm (239°)9:09:31+0:275:36 am6:07 pm6:10 am5:33 pm6:45 am4:58 pm11:52 am (24.9°)91.414
297:17 am (121°)4:27 pm (239°)9:10:03+0:325:37 am6:08 pm6:11 am5:34 pm6:46 am4:59 pm11:52 am (25.0°)91.412
307:17 am (121°)4:28 pm (239°)9:10:39+0:365:37 am6:09 pm6:11 am5:35 pm6:46 am5:00 pm11:53 am (25.0°)91.410
317:18 am (121°)4:29 pm (239°)9:11:20+0:405:37 am6:09 pm6:11 am5:36 pm6:46 am5:00 pm11:53 am (25.1°)91.409
* All times are local time for Chicago. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 9:59 am in Chicago. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 6 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 8.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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