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Rapid City, South Dakota, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Daylength, December 2018

Daylight

7:16 am – 4:14 pm
8 hours, 57 minutes

Current Time: Dec 10, 2018 at 3:46:43 pm

Sun Direction: 233° Southwest

Sun Altitude: 3.5°

Sun Distance: 91.538 million mi


Next Solstice: Dec 21, 2018 3:22 pm (Winter)

Sunrise Today: 7:16 am 122° Southeast

Sunset Today: 4:14 pm 238° Southwest

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2018 Sun Graph for Rapid City

December 2018 — Sun in Rapid City

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthAstronomical TwilightNautical TwilightCivil TwilightSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceStartEndStartEndStartEndTimeMil. mi
17:07 am (120°)4:15 pm (240°)9:07:55−1:295:24 am5:59 pm5:59 am5:24 pm6:35 am4:48 pm11:41 am (24.1°)91.656
27:08 am (120°)4:15 pm (239°)9:06:29−1:255:25 am5:58 pm6:00 am5:24 pm6:36 am4:47 pm11:42 am (23.9°)91.642
37:10 am (121°)4:15 pm (239°)9:05:08−1:215:26 am5:58 pm6:01 am5:23 pm6:37 am4:47 pm11:42 am (23.8°)91.628
47:11 am (121°)4:14 pm (239°)9:03:50−1:175:27 am5:58 pm6:02 am5:23 pm6:38 am4:47 pm11:43 am (23.7°)91.615
57:12 am (121°)4:14 pm (239°)9:02:36−1:135:28 am5:58 pm6:03 am5:23 pm6:39 am4:47 pm11:43 am (23.5°)91.601
67:13 am (121°)4:14 pm (239°)9:01:26−1:095:29 am5:58 pm6:04 am5:23 pm6:40 am4:47 pm11:43 am (23.4°)91.589
77:14 am (121°)4:14 pm (238°)9:00:21−1:055:30 am5:58 pm6:05 am5:23 pm6:41 am4:47 pm11:44 am (23.3°)91.576
87:15 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:59:19−1:015:30 am5:58 pm6:05 am5:23 pm6:42 am4:47 pm11:44 am (23.2°)91.564
97:16 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:58:22−0:575:31 am5:58 pm6:06 am5:23 pm6:43 am4:47 pm11:45 am (23.1°)91.552
107:16 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:57:29−0:525:32 am5:58 pm6:07 am5:23 pm6:44 am4:47 pm11:45 am (23.0°)91.540
117:17 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:56:40−0:485:33 am5:59 pm6:08 am5:23 pm6:44 am4:47 pm11:46 am (22.9°)91.529
127:18 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:55:56−0:445:34 am5:59 pm6:09 am5:24 pm6:45 am4:47 pm11:46 am (22.8°)91.518
137:19 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:55:16−0:395:34 am5:59 pm6:09 am5:24 pm6:46 am4:47 pm11:47 am (22.8°)91.507
147:20 am (122°)4:14 pm (238°)8:54:41−0:355:35 am5:59 pm6:10 am5:24 pm6:47 am4:48 pm11:47 am (22.7°)91.497
157:20 am (122°)4:15 pm (238°)8:54:10−0:305:36 am5:59 pm6:11 am5:24 pm6:47 am4:48 pm11:48 am (22.7°)91.487
167:21 am (122°)4:15 pm (237°)8:53:44−0:265:36 am6:00 pm6:12 am5:25 pm6:48 am4:48 pm11:48 am (22.6°)91.478
177:22 am (123°)4:15 pm (237°)8:53:22−0:215:37 am6:00 pm6:12 am5:25 pm6:49 am4:48 pm11:49 am (22.6°)91.469
187:23 am (123°)4:16 pm (237°)8:53:05−0:165:38 am6:01 pm6:13 am5:25 pm6:49 am4:49 pm11:49 am (22.6°)91.461
197:23 am (123°)4:16 pm (237°)8:52:53−0:125:38 am6:01 pm6:13 am5:26 pm6:50 am4:49 pm11:50 am (22.5°)91.453
207:24 am (123°)4:16 pm (237°)8:52:45−0:075:39 am6:01 pm6:14 am5:26 pm6:51 am4:50 pm11:50 am (22.5°)91.446
217:24 am (123°)4:17 pm (237°)8:52:42−0:025:39 am6:02 pm6:14 am5:27 pm6:51 am4:50 pm11:51 am (22.5°)91.439
227:25 am (123°)4:17 pm (237°)8:52:44+0:015:40 am6:02 pm6:15 am5:27 pm6:52 am4:51 pm11:51 am (22.5°)91.433
237:25 am (123°)4:18 pm (237°)8:52:50+0:065:40 am6:03 pm6:15 am5:28 pm6:52 am4:51 pm11:52 am (22.5°)91.428
247:26 am (123°)4:19 pm (237°)8:53:01+0:115:41 am6:04 pm6:16 am5:28 pm6:52 am4:52 pm11:52 am (22.6°)91.423
257:26 am (123°)4:19 pm (237°)8:53:17+0:155:41 am6:04 pm6:16 am5:29 pm6:53 am4:52 pm11:53 am (22.6°)91.419
267:26 am (123°)4:20 pm (237°)8:53:37+0:205:41 am6:05 pm6:17 am5:30 pm6:53 am4:53 pm11:53 am (22.6°)91.415
277:27 am (122°)4:21 pm (238°)8:54:02+0:245:42 am6:05 pm6:17 am5:30 pm6:53 am4:54 pm11:54 am (22.7°)91.412
287:27 am (122°)4:21 pm (238°)8:54:32+0:295:42 am6:06 pm6:17 am5:31 pm6:54 am4:54 pm11:54 am (22.7°)91.410
297:27 am (122°)4:22 pm (238°)8:55:06+0:345:42 am6:07 pm6:17 am5:32 pm6:54 am4:55 pm11:54 am (22.8°)91.407
307:27 am (122°)4:23 pm (238°)8:55:45+0:385:43 am6:08 pm6:18 am5:32 pm6:54 am4:56 pm11:55 am (22.8°)91.406
317:27 am (122°)4:24 pm (238°)8:56:28+0:435:43 am6:08 pm6:18 am5:33 pm6:54 am4:57 pm11:55 am (22.9°)91.405
* All times are local time for Rapid City. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Today is highlighted.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm in Rapid City. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 37 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 9.

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