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Gastonia, North Carolina, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2021

Daylight

6:22 am – 8:19 pm
13 hours, 57 minutes

Current Time: May 12, 2021 at 2:19:44 am
Sun Direction: 17° North
Sun Altitude: -34.8°
Sun Distance: 93.910 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 20, 2021 11:32 pm (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 6:22 am 67° East
Sunset Today: 8:19 pm 293° Northwest
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2021 Sun Graph for Gastonia

December 2021 — Sun in Gastonia

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.StartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:15 am (116°)5:12 pm (243°)9:57:09−1:025:45 am6:42 pm6:15 am6:11 pm6:47 am5:40 pm12:13 pm (32.9°)91.659
27:16 am (117°)5:12 pm (243°)9:56:10−0:595:46 am6:42 pm6:16 am6:11 pm6:48 am5:40 pm12:14 pm (32.7°)91.644
37:16 am (117°)5:12 pm (243°)9:55:13−0:565:46 am6:42 pm6:17 am6:11 pm6:49 am5:40 pm12:14 pm (32.6°)91.630
47:17 am (117°)5:12 pm (243°)9:54:19−0:535:47 am6:42 pm6:18 am6:11 pm6:49 am5:40 pm12:15 pm (32.4°)91.617
57:18 am (117°)5:12 pm (243°)9:53:28−0:515:48 am6:42 pm6:19 am6:11 pm6:50 am5:40 pm12:15 pm (32.3°)91.603
67:19 am (117°)5:12 pm (243°)9:52:40−0:485:49 am6:42 pm6:19 am6:11 pm6:51 am5:40 pm12:15 pm (32.2°)91.590
77:20 am (117°)5:12 pm (242°)9:51:55−0:455:49 am6:42 pm6:20 am6:11 pm6:52 am5:40 pm12:16 pm (32.1°)91.577
87:21 am (118°)5:12 pm (242°)9:51:12−0:425:50 am6:42 pm6:21 am6:12 pm6:53 am5:40 pm12:16 pm (32.0°)91.564
97:21 am (118°)5:12 pm (242°)9:50:33−0:395:51 am6:43 pm6:22 am6:12 pm6:53 am5:40 pm12:17 pm (31.9°)91.552
107:22 am (118°)5:12 pm (242°)9:49:56−0:365:51 am6:43 pm6:22 am6:12 pm6:54 am5:40 pm12:17 pm (31.8°)91.540
117:23 am (118°)5:12 pm (242°)9:49:23−0:335:52 am6:43 pm6:23 am6:12 pm6:55 am5:40 pm12:18 pm (31.7°)91.529
127:24 am (118°)5:13 pm (242°)9:48:53−0:305:53 am6:43 pm6:24 am6:12 pm6:55 am5:41 pm12:18 pm (31.6°)91.518
137:24 am (118°)5:13 pm (242°)9:48:26−0:275:53 am6:44 pm6:24 am6:13 pm6:56 am5:41 pm12:19 pm (31.6°)91.507
147:25 am (118°)5:13 pm (242°)9:48:02−0:235:54 am6:44 pm6:25 am6:13 pm6:57 am5:41 pm12:19 pm (31.5°)91.497
157:26 am (118°)5:13 pm (242°)9:47:41−0:205:55 am6:44 pm6:26 am6:13 pm6:57 am5:42 pm12:20 pm (31.5°)91.488
167:26 am (118°)5:14 pm (242°)9:47:23−0:175:55 am6:45 pm6:26 am6:14 pm6:58 am5:42 pm12:20 pm (31.4°)91.479
177:27 am (118°)5:14 pm (242°)9:47:09−0:145:56 am6:45 pm6:27 am6:14 pm6:59 am5:42 pm12:21 pm (31.4°)91.470
187:28 am (118°)5:14 pm (242°)9:46:58−0:115:56 am6:46 pm6:27 am6:15 pm6:59 am5:43 pm12:21 pm (31.4°)91.462
197:28 am (118°)5:15 pm (242°)9:46:50−0:075:57 am6:46 pm6:28 am6:15 pm7:00 am5:43 pm12:22 pm (31.3°)91.455
207:29 am (118°)5:15 pm (242°)9:46:45−0:045:58 am6:46 pm6:29 am6:15 pm7:00 am5:44 pm12:22 pm (31.3°)91.448
217:29 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:46:44−0:015:58 am6:47 pm6:29 am6:16 pm7:01 am5:44 pm12:22 pm (31.3°)91.442
227:30 am (118°)5:16 pm (242°)9:46:46+0:015:59 am6:47 pm6:30 am6:16 pm7:01 am5:45 pm12:23 pm (31.3°)91.437
237:30 am (118°)5:17 pm (242°)9:46:51+0:055:59 am6:48 pm6:30 am6:17 pm7:02 am5:45 pm12:23 pm (31.3°)91.432
247:31 am (118°)5:18 pm (242°)9:46:59+0:085:59 am6:49 pm6:30 am6:18 pm7:02 am5:46 pm12:24 pm (31.4°)91.427
257:31 am (118°)5:18 pm (242°)9:47:11+0:116:00 am6:49 pm6:31 am6:18 pm7:03 am5:46 pm12:24 pm (31.4°)91.423
267:31 am (118°)5:19 pm (242°)9:47:26+0:146:00 am6:50 pm6:31 am6:19 pm7:03 am5:47 pm12:25 pm (31.4°)91.420
277:32 am (118°)5:19 pm (242°)9:47:44+0:186:01 am6:50 pm6:32 am6:19 pm7:03 am5:48 pm12:25 pm (31.5°)91.417
287:32 am (118°)5:20 pm (242°)9:48:05+0:216:01 am6:51 pm6:32 am6:20 pm7:04 am5:48 pm12:26 pm (31.5°)91.414
297:32 am (118°)5:21 pm (242°)9:48:30+0:246:01 am6:52 pm6:32 am6:21 pm7:04 am5:49 pm12:26 pm (31.6°)91.412
307:33 am (118°)5:21 pm (242°)9:48:57+0:276:02 am6:52 pm6:33 am6:21 pm7:04 am5:50 pm12:27 pm (31.6°)91.410
317:33 am (118°)5:22 pm (242°)9:49:28+0:306:02 am6:53 pm6:33 am6:22 pm7:05 am5:50 pm12:27 pm (31.7°)91.409
* All times are local time for Gastonia. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:59 am in Gastonia. In terms of daylight, this day is 4 hours, 45 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 4 or December 5.

Why is the earliest sunset not on Winter Solstice?

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