Rising and setting times of the Sun and planets

by Dominic Ford

The shaded regions below indicate the times of day when each planet is above the Ashburn horizon.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.

Each planet is shown in a different color, and the tick-boxes at the top can be used to select which are shown.

Click and drag the plot left or right to see rising and setting times further into the past or future.

For the Sun, three lighter lines are shown before sunrise and after sunset. These indicate the progress of twilight, marking when the Sun is 6°, 12° and 18° below the horizon – the beginning and end of civil, nautical and astronomical twilight.

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Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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