|Position of the Sun||Time of Day||Length of Day|
|Sunset||7:08 P.M.||14 Hours 23 Minutes|
|Civil Twilight Ends the sun’s center is 6° below the horizon||7:37 P.M.|
|Nautical Twilight Ends the sun’s center is 12° below the horizon||8:13 P.M.|
|Astronomical Twilight Ends the sun’s center is 18° below the horizon||8:52 P.M.|
Sacramento, CA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today
|Current Time :||Jan 2, 2021 at 4:00:32 pm|
|Sunrise Today :||7:23 am↑ 119° Southeast|
|Sunset Today :||4:58 pm↑ 241° Southwest|
|Moonrise Today :||11:03 pm↑ 84° East|
|Moonset Today :||11:16 am↑ 279° West|
July 2020 — Sun in Los Angeles
|29||6:02 am ↑||12:59 pm|
|30||6:03 am ↑||12:59 pm|
|31||6:04 am ↑||12:59 pm|
December 2020 — Sun in West Coast
|30||7:27 am ↑||1:08 pm|
|31||7:27 am ↑||1:08 pm|
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Sunrise, Sunset Times Tomorrow
|Morning Golden Hour||08:10||09:07|
|Evening Golden Hour||14:54||15:51|
Roughly speaking, the golden hour is the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour of light before sunset. So, there are actually two golden hours every day. However, this is just an approximation. Depending on the season and your location the golden hour might be a lot shorter or longer.
16:54 – 17:30
Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. June Solstice ( Summer Solstice ) is on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 8:32 pm in San Francisco. In terms of daylight, this day is 5 hours, 14 minutes longer than on December Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the longest day of the year is around this date.
The beautiful colors from a sunset are caused by the atmosphere. As the sun gets lower and lower in the sky, its light passes through more and more air layers—compared to noontime, when the sun is directly overhead. “That’s almost a guarantee of a beautiful sunset ,” says McPartlin.
The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year in terms of hours of daylight. The 2020 winter solstice was officially at 5:02 a.m. ET/2:02 a.m. PT on Monday, Dec. 21 , marking the official start of the astronomical winter and the shortest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere.
Stars like our Sun burn for about nine or 10 billion years . So our Sun is about halfway through its life. But don’t worry. It still has about 5,000,000,000—five billion—years to go.
For example, on December 21, 2020 – the day of the Northern Hemisphere winter solstice – solar noon in New York will be at 11:54 (11:54 am) EST. On January 4, 2021, the day of the latest sunrise, solar noon will take place 7 minutes later, at 12:01 (12:01 pm) EST.