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Naval Observatory Calculation of the Sunrise/Sunset for a day

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

State or Territory:

City or Town Name:

The place name you enter above must be a city or town in the U.S. The place's location will be retrieved from a file with over 22,000 places listed. Either upper or lower-case letters or a combination can be used. Spell out place name prefixes, as in "East Orange", "Fort Lauderdale", "Mount Vernon", etc. The only exception is "St.", which is entered as an abbreviation with a period, as in "St. Louis". You need only enter as many characters as will unambiguously identify the place.

Form B - Locations Worldwide

Longitude:     east   west   degrees   minutes

Latitude:     north   south   degrees   minutes

Time Zone:     hours   east of Greenwich   west of Greenwich

Place Name:    

The place name you enter above is used only in the table header; you can enter any identifier, or none (avoid using punctuation characters).

Need coordinates? Try NGA's GEOnet Names Server
Need U.S. coordinates? Try this USGS web page.
Need a time zone? Try the time zone map .


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.

Daylight Savings 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 Savings Time is not used for places currently exempt from it.

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.

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