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Sun and Moon Data for One Day
Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day: sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset
You can obtain the times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset,
transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and end of civil
twilight, along with information on the Moon's phase by specifying the
date and location in one of the two forms below and clicking on the
"Get data" button at the end of the form.
Use Form A for
cities or towns in the U.S. or its territories. Use
Form B for all
other locations. Both forms are immediately below.
Form A - U.S. Cities or Towns
Form B - Locations Worldwide
east of Greenwich
west of Greenwich
The place name you enter above is used only in the table header;
you can enter any identifier, or none (avoid using punctuation
For U.S. cities or towns (Form A), the output times will be
on a 12-hour clock (with "a.m." or "p.m." listed); for worldwide
locations (Form B) the output times will be on a 24-hour clock.
For U.S. cities or towns (Form A), the times of the phenomena are
presented in the standard time of the place requested, using the
current time zone of the place. Standard time in
time zones was introduced in the
U.S. in 1883, but the time zone boundaries have evolved considerably
since then, with places shifting from one zone to another. There is
no attempt here to track such changes.
Daylight time is implemented only
for U.S. cities or towns (Form A) and only for years 1967 and later, in
accordance with the Uniform Time Act of 1966 and subsequent legislation.
Daylight time is not used for places currently exempt from it.
At the bottom of the output page for U.S. cities or towns there is a
link to the map-generating
service of the U.S. Census Bureau. Clicking on
this link will provide a map of the area surrounding the location
for which astronomical data have been given. The large red dot in the
middle of the map indicates the location for which the data were
computed. The width of the map is 0.25 degrees of longitude, equivalent
to 1 minute of time in rise/set phenomena. Except for some critical
cases in Alaska, the map roughly indicates the area within which the
computed astronomical data are valid.
For worldwide locations (Form B) that require it, the time zone
can be entered in hours and a fraction. For example, for locations
in India, the time zone may be entered as 5.5 hours east of Greenwich.
The time zone field can accommodate up to five characters.