Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in New York Today
|Night||12:00 am – 5:42 am|
|Daylight||7:20 am – 4:43 pm|
|Civil Twilight||4:43 pm – 5:13 pm|
|Nautical Twilight||5:13 pm – 5:48 pm|
|Astro. Twilight||5:48 pm – 6:21 pm|
July 2020 — Sun in New York
|29||5:50 am ↑||1:02 pm|
|30||5:51 am ↑||1:02 pm|
|31||5:52 am ↑||1:02 pm|
For New York City, the winter solstice date for 2020 lands on December 21 at 5:02 a.m. However, the earliest sunset date occurs on December 7 at 4:28 p.m., while the latest sunrise date arrives on January 3 and 4, 2021 at 7:20 a.m.
But it is true for anyone living on the equator! On a standard meridian at the equator one might expect the Sun to rise at 6:00 A.M. and set at 6:00 P.M. , but the Sun rises at 6:03 A.M. in July, a summer month, and also rises late, at 6:11 A.M. in February, a winter month.
The summer solstice is also the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. There will be 15 hours and five minutes of daylight on Friday. The sun rises at 5:24 a.m. and doesn’t set until 8:30 p.m in NYC .
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.
Astronomical dawn begins when the sun is 18 degrees below the horizon in the morning. It is “first light”. Astronomical twilight follows instantly until the sun is 12 degrees below the horizon. At this point a very small portion of the sun’s rays illuminate the sky and the fainter stars begin to disappear.
Winter solstice 2020, the shortest day of year and the official start of winter , is on Monday, December 21 .
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.
Places in the world with the most daylight hours According to the World Meteorological Organization, Yuma (Arizona) is the sunniest place on earth. It has a total of 11 hours of sunlight in winter and up to 13 in summer. This means Yuma experiences an average of 4,015 hours of sunshine per year.
Located over 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle , Tromsø, Norway , is home to extreme light variation between seasons. During the Polar Night, which lasts from November to January, the sun doesn’t rise at all. Then the days get progressively longer until the Midnight Sun period, from May to July, when it never sets.