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Chicago, Illinois, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2020

Daylight

6:32 am – 7:16 pm
12 hours, 44 minutes

Current Time: Apr 1, 2020 at 11:19:44 pm

Sun Direction: 329° Northwest

Sun Altitude: -38.3°

Sun Distance: 92.919 million mi


Next Solstice: Jun 20, 2020 4:43 pm (Summer)

Sunrise Today: 6:32 am 83° East

Sunset Today: 7:16 pm 278° West

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2020 Sun Graph for Chicago

December 2020 — Sun in Chicago

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
16:59 am (119°)4:20 pm (241°)9:21:01−1:195:19 am5:59 pm5:53 am5:25 pm6:28 am4:51 pm11:39 am (26.2°)91.646
27:00 am (119°)4:19 pm (240°)9:19:45−1:165:20 am5:59 pm5:54 am5:25 pm6:29 am4:51 pm11:40 am (26.1°)91.632
37:01 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:18:32−1:125:21 am5:59 pm5:55 am5:25 pm6:30 am4:50 pm11:40 am (25.9°)91.618
47:02 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:17:22−1:095:22 am5:59 pm5:56 am5:25 pm6:30 am4:50 pm11:40 am (25.8°)91.605
57:03 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:16:17−1:055:23 am5:59 pm5:57 am5:25 pm6:31 am4:50 pm11:41 am (25.7°)91.592
67:04 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:15:15−1:015:24 am5:59 pm5:57 am5:25 pm6:32 am4:50 pm11:41 am (25.5°)91.580
77:05 am (120°)4:19 pm (240°)9:14:16−0:585:24 am5:59 pm5:58 am5:25 pm6:33 am4:50 pm11:42 am (25.4°)91.568
87:05 am (120°)4:19 pm (239°)9:13:22−0:545:25 am5:59 pm5:59 am5:25 pm6:34 am4:50 pm11:42 am (25.3°)91.557
97:06 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:12:32−0:505:26 am5:59 pm6:00 am5:25 pm6:35 am4:50 pm11:43 am (25.2°)91.546
107:07 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:11:45−0:465:27 am5:59 pm6:01 am5:25 pm6:36 am4:50 pm11:43 am (25.2°)91.535
117:08 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:11:03−0:425:28 am5:59 pm6:01 am5:26 pm6:36 am4:51 pm11:44 am (25.1°)91.525
127:09 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:10:24−0:385:28 am6:00 pm6:02 am5:26 pm6:37 am4:51 pm11:44 am (25.0°)91.515
137:10 am (121°)4:19 pm (239°)9:09:50−0:345:29 am6:00 pm6:03 am5:26 pm6:38 am4:51 pm11:45 am (24.9°)91.505
147:10 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:09:19−0:305:30 am6:00 pm6:04 am5:26 pm6:39 am4:51 pm11:45 am (24.9°)91.496
157:11 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:08:53−0:265:30 am6:01 pm6:04 am5:27 pm6:39 am4:52 pm11:45 am (24.8°)91.487
167:12 am (121°)4:20 pm (239°)9:08:31−0:215:31 am6:01 pm6:05 am5:27 pm6:40 am4:52 pm11:46 am (24.8°)91.478
177:12 am (121°)4:21 pm (239°)9:08:13−0:175:32 am6:01 pm6:05 am5:27 pm6:41 am4:52 pm11:46 am (24.8°)91.470
187:13 am (121°)4:21 pm (239°)9:08:00−0:135:32 am6:02 pm6:06 am5:28 pm6:41 am4:53 pm11:47 am (24.7°)91.462
197:14 am (121°)4:21 pm (239°)9:07:51−0:095:33 am6:02 pm6:07 am5:28 pm6:42 am4:53 pm11:47 am (24.7°)91.454
207:14 am (121°)4:22 pm (239°)9:07:46−0:055:33 am6:03 pm6:07 am5:29 pm6:42 am4:54 pm11:48 am (24.7°)91.447
217:15 am (121°)4:22 pm (239°)9:07:45< 1s5:34 am6:03 pm6:08 am5:29 pm6:43 am4:54 pm11:48 am (24.7°)91.440
227:15 am (121°)4:23 pm (239°)9:07:48+0:035:34 am6:04 pm6:08 am5:30 pm6:43 am4:55 pm11:49 am (24.7°)91.434
237:15 am (121°)4:23 pm (239°)9:07:56+0:075:35 am6:04 pm6:09 am5:30 pm6:44 am4:55 pm11:49 am (24.7°)91.428
247:16 am (121°)4:24 pm (239°)9:08:08+0:115:35 am6:05 pm6:09 am5:31 pm6:44 am4:56 pm11:50 am (24.8°)91.422
257:16 am (121°)4:25 pm (239°)9:08:25+0:165:35 am6:05 pm6:09 am5:31 pm6:45 am4:56 pm11:50 am (24.8°)91.418
267:17 am (121°)4:25 pm (239°)9:08:45+0:205:36 am6:06 pm6:10 am5:32 pm6:45 am4:57 pm11:51 am (24.8°)91.413
277:17 am (121°)4:26 pm (239°)9:09:10+0:245:36 am6:07 pm6:10 am5:33 pm6:45 am4:58 pm11:51 am (24.9°)91.410
287:17 am (121°)4:27 pm (239°)9:09:39+0:285:37 am6:07 pm6:10 am5:33 pm6:46 am4:58 pm11:52 am (24.9°)91.406
297:17 am (121°)4:28 pm (239°)9:10:12+0:335:37 am6:08 pm6:11 am5:34 pm6:46 am4:59 pm11:52 am (25.0°)91.404
307:18 am (121°)4:28 pm (239°)9:10:49+0:375:37 am6:09 pm6:11 am5:35 pm6:46 am5:00 pm11:53 am (25.1°)91.402
317:18 am (121°)4:29 pm (239°)9:11:30+0:415:37 am6:10 pm6:11 am5:36 pm6:46 am5:01 pm11:53 am (25.1°)91.400
* 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 Monday, December 21, 2020 at 4:02 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 7 or December 8.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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