Sunrise Sunset Times by Longitude-Latitude and UTC (beta)

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(e.g. for Boston, MA USA enter degrees and minutes as 42° 21' north 71° 5' west OR
just decimal degrees as 42.35° north 71.08° west (-71.08° east) leaving minutes blank or 0.)
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Calculator Use

For the location of interest enter the longitude and latitude along with your cooresponding time zone for that location.  Calculates the times for sunrise, sunset, transit (zenith), dawn and dusk based on latitude and longitude.

Times and sunrise & sunset information found with PHP function date_sun_info().

Help finding and entering coordinates of longitude and latitude

Entering degrees and minutes or just degrees with positive or negative decimal numbers.  You can find and enter latitude position in terms of north and south or positive and negative north.  A negative value is negative north or positive south.  Likewise you can find and enter longitude position in terms of east and west or positive and negative east.

For example, coordinates for Portland, Oregon can be expressed and entered as any of the following:

  • latitude 45° 31' north and longitude 122° 41' west or
  • latitude 45.52° north and longitude 122.68° west or
  • latitude 45.52° north and longitude -122.68° east

Finding coordinates for a geographical location, say, Portland Oregon

  • Use Google Maps to find your location, Portland Oregon
    • Right click on the Google map and choose "What's Here?"
    • 45.534251,-122.717285 will display in the search box and be seen when you roll over the marker
    • These stand for 45.534251 north and -122.717285 east (or 122.717285 west)
  • Use an online reference to look up latitude 45° 31' north and longitude 122° 41' west

To calculate these sunrise and sunset times you'll need to also set the time zone to UTC -08:00.

References and Additional Reading on Sunrise Sunset Times

Definitions for sunrise, sunset, transit, civil dusk and dawn and other astronomical definitions.

UTC offsets used for time zones at Wikipedia.

World map with time zones

FAA.gov Alaska Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight Calculator

NOAA.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sunrise/Sunset Calculator

Coordinates of major US and world cities in degrees and minutes

Time from National Maritime Museum (NMM) England.

 

Cite this content, page or calculator as:

Furey, Edward "Sunrise Sunset Times" From http://www.CalculatorSoup.com - Online Calculator Resource.