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Des Moines, Iowa, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2021

Daylight

6:01 am – 8:39 pm
14 hours, 38 minutes

Current Time: Jul 24, 2021 at 4:00:12 am
Sun Direction: 39° Northeast
Sun Altitude: -18.4°
Sun Distance: 94.423 million mi
Next Equinox: Sep 22, 2021 2:21 pm (Autumnal)
Sunrise Today: 6:01 am 62° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:39 pm 298° Northwest
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2021 Sun Graph for Des Moines

December 2021 — Sun in Des Moines

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:21 am (119°)4:44 pm (241°)9:23:03−1:195:43 am6:23 pm6:16 am5:50 pm6:51 am5:15 pm12:03 pm (26.5°)91.658
27:22 am (119°)4:44 pm (241°)9:21:47−1:165:43 am6:23 pm6:17 am5:50 pm6:52 am5:15 pm12:03 pm (26.4°)91.644
37:23 am (119°)4:44 pm (240°)9:20:34−1:125:44 am6:23 pm6:18 am5:50 pm6:52 am5:15 pm12:04 pm (26.2°)91.630
47:24 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:19:24−1:095:45 am6:23 pm6:19 am5:50 pm6:53 am5:15 pm12:04 pm (26.1°)91.616
57:25 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:18:19−1:055:46 am6:23 pm6:20 am5:50 pm6:54 am5:15 pm12:05 pm (26.0°)91.603
67:26 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:17:16−1:025:47 am6:23 pm6:21 am5:50 pm6:55 am5:15 pm12:05 pm (25.9°)91.589
77:27 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:16:18−0:585:48 am6:23 pm6:21 am5:50 pm6:56 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.8°)91.576
87:28 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:15:23−0:545:49 am6:23 pm6:22 am5:50 pm6:57 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.7°)91.564
97:29 am (120°)4:44 pm (240°)9:14:33−0:505:49 am6:23 pm6:23 am5:50 pm6:58 am5:15 pm12:06 pm (25.6°)91.552
107:30 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:13:46−0:465:50 am6:24 pm6:24 am5:50 pm6:59 am5:15 pm12:07 pm (25.5°)91.540
117:31 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:13:03−0:425:51 am6:24 pm6:25 am5:50 pm6:59 am5:15 pm12:07 pm (25.4°)91.528
127:32 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:12:24−0:385:52 am6:24 pm6:25 am5:50 pm7:00 am5:15 pm12:08 pm (25.3°)91.517
137:32 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:11:49−0:345:52 am6:24 pm6:26 am5:50 pm7:01 am5:16 pm12:08 pm (25.2°)91.507
147:33 am (121°)4:44 pm (239°)9:11:18−0:305:53 am6:25 pm6:27 am5:51 pm7:02 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.2°)91.497
157:34 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:51−0:265:54 am6:25 pm6:27 am5:51 pm7:02 am5:16 pm12:09 pm (25.1°)91.487
167:34 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:29−0:225:54 am6:25 pm6:28 am5:51 pm7:03 am5:16 pm12:10 pm (25.1°)91.478
177:35 am (121°)4:45 pm (239°)9:10:10−0:185:55 am6:26 pm6:29 am5:52 pm7:04 am5:17 pm12:10 pm (25.1°)91.470
187:36 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:09:56−0:145:55 am6:26 pm6:29 am5:52 pm7:04 am5:17 pm12:11 pm (25.0°)91.462
197:36 am (121°)4:46 pm (239°)9:09:46−0:095:56 am6:26 pm6:30 am5:53 pm7:05 am5:18 pm12:11 pm (25.0°)91.455
207:37 am (121°)4:47 pm (239°)9:09:40−0:055:57 am6:27 pm6:30 am5:53 pm7:05 am5:18 pm12:12 pm (25.0°)91.448
217:37 am (121°)4:47 pm (239°)9:09:39−0:015:57 am6:27 pm6:31 am5:54 pm7:06 am5:19 pm12:12 pm (25.0°)91.442
227:38 am (121°)4:48 pm (239°)9:09:41+0:025:58 am6:28 pm6:31 am5:54 pm7:06 am5:19 pm12:13 pm (25.0°)91.436
237:38 am (121°)4:48 pm (239°)9:09:48+0:065:58 am6:28 pm6:32 am5:55 pm7:07 am5:20 pm12:13 pm (25.0°)91.431
247:39 am (121°)4:49 pm (239°)9:09:59+0:105:58 am6:29 pm6:32 am5:55 pm7:07 am5:20 pm12:14 pm (25.0°)91.427
257:39 am (121°)4:49 pm (239°)9:10:14+0:155:59 am6:30 pm6:33 am5:56 pm7:08 am5:21 pm12:14 pm (25.1°)91.423
267:39 am (121°)4:50 pm (239°)9:10:33+0:195:59 am6:30 pm6:33 am5:56 pm7:08 am5:21 pm12:15 pm (25.1°)91.419
277:40 am (121°)4:51 pm (239°)9:10:57+0:236:00 am6:31 pm6:33 am5:57 pm7:08 am5:22 pm12:15 pm (25.1°)91.417
287:40 am (121°)4:51 pm (239°)9:11:24+0:276:00 am6:32 pm6:34 am5:58 pm7:09 am5:23 pm12:16 pm (25.2°)91.414
297:40 am (121°)4:52 pm (239°)9:11:56+0:316:00 am6:32 pm6:34 am5:58 pm7:09 am5:24 pm12:16 pm (25.3°)91.412
307:40 am (121°)4:53 pm (239°)9:12:32+0:356:00 am6:33 pm6:34 am5:59 pm7:09 am5:24 pm12:17 pm (25.3°)91.410
317:41 am (121°)4:54 pm (239°)9:13:12+0:396:01 am6:34 pm6:34 am6:00 pm7:09 am5:25 pm12:17 pm (25.4°)91.409
* 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 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 9:59 am 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.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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