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Des Moines, Iowa, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2019

Daylight

6:58 am – 7:17 pm
12 hours, 18 minutes

Current Time: Sep 19, 2019 at 9:58:37 am

Sun Direction: 120° Southeast

Sun Altitude: 31.5°

Sun Distance: 93.384 million mi


Next Equinox: Sep 23, 2019 2:50 am (Autumnal)

Sunrise Today: 6:58 am 87° East

Sunset Today: 7:17 pm 272° West

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2019 Sun Graph for Des Moines

December 2019 — Sun in Des Moines

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2019Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:21 am (119°)4:45 pm (241°)9:23:44−1:215:42 am6:23 pm6:16 am5:50 pm6:50 am5:16 pm12:03 pm (26.6°)91.660
27:22 am (119°)4:44 pm (241°)9:22:26−1:185:43 am6:23 pm6:17 am5:50 pm6:51 am5:15 pm12:03 pm (26.5°)91.644
37:23 am (119°)4:44 pm (241°)9:21:11−1:145:44 am6:23 pm6:17 am5:50 pm6:52 am5:15 pm12:04 pm (26.3°)91.629
47:24 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:20:00−1:115:45 am6:23 pm6:18 am5:50 pm6:53 am5:15 pm12:04 pm (26.2°)91.615
57:25 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:18:53−1:075:46 am6:23 pm6:19 am5:50 pm6:54 am5:15 pm12:04 pm (26.0°)91.601
67:26 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:17:49−1:045:46 am6:23 pm6:20 am5:50 pm6:55 am5:15 pm12:05 pm (25.9°)91.587
77:27 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:16:48−1:005:47 am6:23 pm6:21 am5:50 pm6:56 am5:15 pm12:05 pm (25.8°)91.574
87:28 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:15:52−0:565:48 am6:23 pm6:22 am5:50 pm6:57 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.7°)91.561
97:29 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:14:59−0:525:49 am6:23 pm6:23 am5:50 pm6:57 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.6°)91.548
107:30 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:14:10−0:485:50 am6:23 pm6:23 am5:50 pm6:58 am5:15 pm12:07 pm (25.5°)91.537
117:30 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:13:25−0:445:50 am6:24 pm6:24 am5:50 pm6:59 am5:15 pm12:07 pm (25.4°)91.526
127:31 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:12:44−0:405:51 am6:24 pm6:25 am5:50 pm7:00 am5:15 pm12:08 pm (25.4°)91.515
137:32 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:12:07−0:365:52 am6:24 pm6:26 am5:50 pm7:01 am5:15 pm12:08 pm (25.3°)91.505
147:33 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:11:34−0:325:53 am6:24 pm6:26 am5:51 pm7:01 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.2°)91.495
157:33 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:11:06−0:285:53 am6:25 pm6:27 am5:51 pm7:02 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.2°)91.487
167:34 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:41−0:245:54 am6:25 pm6:28 am5:51 pm7:03 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.1°)91.478
177:35 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:20−0:205:55 am6:25 pm6:28 am5:52 pm7:03 am5:17 pm12:10 pm (25.1°)91.470
187:35 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:04−0:165:55 am6:26 pm6:29 am5:52 pm7:04 am5:17 pm12:10 pm (25.1°)91.463
197:36 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:09:52−0:125:56 am6:26 pm6:30 am5:52 pm7:05 am5:17 pm12:11 pm (25.0°)91.456
207:37 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:09:44−0:085:56 am6:27 pm6:30 am5:53 pm7:05 am5:18 pm12:11 pm (25.0°)91.450
217:37 am (121°)4:47 pm (239°)9:09:40−0:035:57 am6:27 pm6:31 am5:53 pm7:06 am5:18 pm12:12 pm (25.0°)91.444
227:38 am (121°)4:47 pm (239°)9:09:40< 1s5:57 am6:28 pm6:31 am5:54 pm7:06 am5:19 pm12:12 pm (25.0°)91.438
237:38 am (121°)4:48 pm (239°)9:09:45+0:045:58 am6:28 pm6:32 am5:54 pm7:07 am5:19 pm12:13 pm (25.0°)91.433
247:39 am (121°)4:48 pm (239°)9:09:53+0:085:58 am6:29 pm6:32 am5:55 pm7:07 am5:20 pm12:13 pm (25.0°)91.428
257:39 am (121°)4:49 pm (239°)9:10:06+0:125:59 am6:29 pm6:32 am5:56 pm7:07 am5:21 pm12:14 pm (25.1°)91.423
267:39 am (121°)4:50 pm (239°)9:10:24+0:175:59 am6:30 pm6:33 am5:56 pm7:08 am5:21 pm12:14 pm (25.1°)91.419
277:40 am (121°)4:50 pm (239°)9:10:45+0:215:59 am6:31 pm6:33 am5:57 pm7:08 am5:22 pm12:15 pm (25.1°)91.415
287:40 am (121°)4:51 pm (239°)9:11:10+0:256:00 am6:31 pm6:34 am5:57 pm7:08 am5:23 pm12:15 pm (25.2°)91.412
297:40 am (121°)4:52 pm (239°)9:11:40+0:296:00 am6:32 pm6:34 am5:58 pm7:09 am5:23 pm12:16 pm (25.2°)91.408
307:40 am (121°)4:53 pm (239°)9:12:14+0:336:00 am6:33 pm6:34 am5:59 pm7:09 am5:24 pm12:16 pm (25.3°)91.406
317:41 am (121°)4:53 pm (239°)9:12:52+0:376:01 am6:33 pm6:34 am6:00 pm7:09 am5:25 pm12:17 pm (25.4°)91.403
* All times are local time for Des Moines. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:19 pm in Des Moines. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 2 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 or December 9.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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